I have been involved in art and animals from the age of five.I was taught to draw and paint by my parents and grandparents and to respect all animal life. I started drawing domestic pets and farm animals as a child, and as I grew, so did my knowledge and love for wildlife, both on land and in water.
We are losing our natural resources at an alarming rate. Studies show that 150-200 species of plants, animals, and insects become extinct every 24 hours. Scientists believe this is greater than anything since the vanishing of the dinosaurs nearly 65 million years ago. One can call this loss attrition,climate change, environmental change, or just plain nature, but we know WE are to blame.
My art attempts to capture the essence, beauty, and fragile condition of our natural resources. I have consentrated my latest paintings on the endangered species of the world.There is not enough time to capture them all, but I hope others see the beauty in these creatures as I do, understand their plight, and in some way, feel the need and desire to help preserve these natural resources.