Irises are such lovely, delicate flowers, and their flowing lines and ruffled edges make me want to paint them over and over. Watercolors are the perfect medium for such a lovely, luminous bloom. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did painting it. Prints Available. 5x7 Watercolor on Paper. Signed JMcElroy
Ella is every adorable baby elephant, sweet with joy and playfulness, finding fun in all aspects of being an elephant. I love the purple and green of the lily pads she's munching, and wanted to play up the spring colors to match her youth and innocence. 2019 20"x20" acrylic on canvas. Prints available. Original available.
Years ago, I was commissioned by a fellow parrot lover, on a trade basis to create this portrait of an African Grey named Toby. Toby was an unusual grey in that he was a bit clownish in contrast to most greys' sort of stuffy and dignified manner. The trade was to be this portrait in… Continue reading Toby
Stampede is part of the Safari Series. It has been exhibited at MAHEC in Asheville, NC in 2016, at the Westside Co-Op in trendy West Asheville during 2016 and 2017, and at the Contemporary Art Exchange in Washington, NC in 2019. It was recognized and licensed by the Dysautonomia International non-profit for reprinting on popsockets… Continue reading Stampede
The first painting which inspired the Safari Series, which was exhibited at MAHEC in Asheville, NC in 2016. It was also on display during a one-woman show at the Western North Carolina Counseling center in 2016 and in the Westside Co-Op in trendy, artsy West Asheville during 2016 and 2017. Eleanora represents my maternal grandmother, Eleanor,… Continue reading Eleanora