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The Piping Plover

“The Chicks are Hatching” Oil on linen 11 x 14 Whenever I see a bird in the wild do something deliberate, like protect their young, I’m in awe. To me the act is proof of a kind of intelligence. It makes me curious and inspires me. Once a chick hatches the Piping Plover will quickly carry the egg shells away from the nest, don't want to draw attention, especially from the gulls and crows. This painting is a study to get ready for a series of paintings featuring the Wasaga Beach Piping Plovers. ​


When you decide to give of yourself for a cause things begin lining up one after the other. Its as if a path gets cleared and the flow is like a river downstream, all you have to do is get on board. The gifts you receive from giving are tenfold. I love that about the nature of things. When I decided to do a Series of Paintings on an endangered species my intention was to help in some way. I quickly fell in love with the Piping Plover and began conversations with organizations that had Stewardship Programs in Canada. To my delight I found myself in Wasaga Beach near Toronto volunteering as a Plover Guardian and recording the hatchings of two nests. I wanted to share with you, behind t


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.

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