18x24 oil on canvas. This painting was inspired by both a dream, and a trip to Vancouver BC, where I was very lucky to go out on a whale watching tour and saw an entire pod of transient orcas.
24x36 oil on canvas. This giraffe was an experiment in texture, and inspired by my sister's great love for giraffes.
40x30 Oil on Canvas. This piece was inspired by all the black bears used to decorate lodges at Black Butte, and the vast birch tree groves that span the entirety of the ranch.
24x36 oil on canvas
My favorite mammal of all time is the orca. When I was 7, my family and I were fortunate enough to go to Alaska. While there, we went on a short day cruise to see glaciers. Along the way, we spotted wild orcas. My dad and I prided ourselves on photographing them with his old Minolta film camera. I was forever enamored with the whales and their wild, playful nature.
My second favorite animal are horses. They say every little girl loves horses. But I loved them for different reasons than most. I loved them for being wild, and free. To this day, I prefer to paint horses playfully, un-fenced and without their saddles.