We've lost our connection to other species, endangering sentient individuals in the process. As a Signature Member of both the Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation, I actually consider myself a portrait artist, highlighting non-human animals who have the right to life and freedom from harm.
My current series features individuals living at the Center for Great Apes sanctuary. Every one has a story, whether once used for experimentation, trained in the entertainment industry, or victimized by the illegal pet trade. Their stories are inextricably linked with our own, and like ours, are filled with both loss and hope.
I was a graphic designer in New York City, a student of Disney artists in Los Angeles, and a teacher of art to mildly interested middle schoolers in Colorado. But it was my work as the head of graphic design at the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium, and the loss I felt around captive animals, that led me down my current path.
Awards include SAA's Medal of Excellence, David Shepherd's Wildlife Artist of the Year - 'Vanishing Fast' category, and Artists Magazine's International Competition - 2nd Place Animals/Wildlife. My work has been exhibited at the San Diego Museum of History, England's Nature in Art Museum, and many points in between.
My southwestern animals are represented by Worrell Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.
A portion of sale profits is always donated to organizations that fight the good fight for animals.
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