Portfolio of Works
Oceans are mysterious, vast, and powerful. They have always mesmerized me. I can stare for hours into the turquoise calm of a tropical lagoon, or watch wave after wave splash foamy white against a rocky coast. I am also drawn to landscapes of wild places: swampy marshlands; desert mesas; forested mountains; bucolic meadows. These are where I go to observe birds and other wildlife and reconnect with nature.
These studies and small paintings of animals in the wild were developed from my own photographs and sketches.
These are photos from a 2012 birding trip to Peru. They are intended to accompany my day-by-day account of the trip on my Blog. We birded from the High Andes to the Amazon basin. Ultimately, these photos and the many thousand others I shot in Peru will be the reference photos for studio paintings of wildlife and wild places.