As a wildlife artist and advocate for Canada’s Endangered Species, I am tremendously honoured to have recently received a personal letter from Dr. David Suzuki. Known worldwide as host of Canada’s CBC TV’s long running series — The Nature of Things, he is also widely recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology. In his letter, Dr. Suzuki wrote that we are all interconnected. He acknowledged my wildlife art and thanked me for being part of the movement for a better relationship with Nature, founded on respect and responsibility. To receive this personal acknowledgement and thank you from Dr. Suzuki truly strengthens my commitment to my art and cause. Through my Darkness Series and with love for All Things Nature, I will continue striving to bring awareness to these issues while shining light on the darkness regarding the plight of Canada’s Endangered Species. “Winged Warrior” is part of this ongoing series.
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Autumn Gathering - White Breasted Nuthatches on Tree Trunk
- Acrylic on Canvas Board (NFS) Reprints on Professional Fine Art Paper
- 8" x 10" including white border. Ready for mat and frame. Original is 24" x 30"
As a chill in the air is felt and the deciduous leaves burst forth in a magnificent cornucopia of dazzling colour, one tiny nuthatch takes up his famous position on the tree trunk while his companion settles in on a branch. Both await the arrival of the cooler season as they contemplate their next move.
Winged Warrior - Monarch Butterfly on Hydrangea
- Acrylic over Graphically Enhanced Black & White Photograph on Fine Art Paper
- Fits into 16" x 20" frame (Not included). This 8" x 10" original is triple Matted and with a small plaque inserted within mat.
The striking Monarch clings tenaciously to the Hydrangea flowers as it draws in sustenance in preparation for its epic journey south for the winter. This beautiful creature is emphasized in full colour against an eerily graphic black and white background, creating a haunting image designed to highlight this Species At Risk.
Please note: This piece is part of my 'Darkness' series. A portion of net proceeds will be donated to a wildlife preservation organization.