“The Chicks are Hatching” Oil on linen 11 x 14 When I see a bird in the wild doing something deliberate—like protecting their young—I'm in awe. To me that instinctive act is proof of intelligence. Once a chick hatches, the Piping Plover will quickly carry the egg shells away from the nest—diverting the attention of the gulls and crows. This painting serves as a preliminary study to get ready for a series of paintings featuring the Wasaga beach Piping Plovers.
When you decide to help a cause, things will begin to line up one after the other. It’s as if a path gets cleared and creativity flows like a river downstream. All you have to do is get on board. The gifts you will receive from giving are tenfold. I love that about the nature of things. When I decided to do a The Series of Paintings of Endangered Species, my intention was to help in some way. I quickly fell in love with the Piping Plover and began conversations with organizat
I have always loved art and drawing. I studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and then began working for a publishing house as a typesetter and layout artist.