2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · Birds · Birds · Miniatures (under 5") · Paintings · Parrots · Portrait Ornaments · Songbirds · Waterfowl

Portrait Ornaments: Birds

Stylish portrait ornaments are a unique way to remember a lost pet, commemorate an event, or create a holiday to remember. These can be hung as portraits, on Christmas trees, on walls, in windows... They are made of ceramic, measure approximately 4"x4". They are heavy and fine quality, painted with the same professional quality paints… Continue reading Portrait Ornaments: Birds

2016 · Acrylic · Birds · Fauna · Nature · Paintings · Waterfowl

Black Swan

black swan (n) an unpredictable or unforeseen event, typically one with extreme consequences. This piece expressed my shock and horror at an event that I did not foresee which completely obliterated my seemingly stable life. The details do not matter; however there was a great deal of pain shared by several people, and new lives… Continue reading Black Swan

2018 · Acrylic · Miniatures (under 5") · Paintings · Songbird Series · Songbirds

Songbirds

Songbirds - a grouping of four small-format acrylic paintings This small grouping of four songbirds (clockwise from top left: Carolina Wren, titmouse, black-capped chickadee and white-breasted nuthatch) was inspired by the new spring in a part of town that has a lot of beautiful songbirds singing.  I find them incredibly animated, full of life and… Continue reading Songbirds

2014 · Feather Paintings · Parrots · Small Format (5-20")

Blues on Blue

Blue-throated macaws are critically endangered parrots, suffering from loss of habitat and poaching. The Blues Foundation runs a charity auction yearly, and a few years ago I auctioned this off to benefit their foundation. It raised almost $250 for their organization. These blue-throated macaws are painted in acrylic paint on a naturally shed blue and… Continue reading Blues on Blue

2003 · blue · green · Miniatures (under 5") · Paintings · Parrots · Small Format (5-20") · Watercolor · yellow

Blue and Gold Macaw

I love parrots. They are incredibly complex, emotional creatures, and they have a powerful weapon right on their face. They fit into our lives, learning our language, understanding our non-verbal cues better than we do ourselves. It is all in the eyes. There are thoughts forming and connections developing every second.  I can just imagine… Continue reading Blue and Gold Macaw

2012 · Acrylic · Paintings · Parrots · Showoff Series · Small Format (5-20")

Black Palm Cockatoo

My "Showoffs" series of four paintings featured cockatoos with outrageous crests. This one is the Black Palm cockatoo, a huge creature whose bright red cheek patches -- bare skin -- make them one of the most distinctively beautiful species of parrots. They are very intelligent, as with most parrot species, using tools as musical instruments… Continue reading Black Palm Cockatoo

2006 · blue · Digital Media · Paintings · Parrots · Small Format (5-20")

Umbrella in the Wind

Umbrella cockatoos. They're loud. Bite hard. Temperamental. Destructive. But oh, my heart. When they are sweet, they are sweet. They woo you with their soft clucks and beguiling eyes. They draw you in with emotional touches, burying their faces in your shoulder. Their feathers feel like fluffy silk, and they invite you to touch the… Continue reading Umbrella in the Wind

2012 · blue · Digital Media · green · Paintings · Parrots

Pacific Parrotlets in Love

I've always been fascinated by parrotlets. Tiny little bundles of energy and fierce attitudes, they are devoted to their mate. And when they snuggle together, tucking their heads behind their wings, they form the shape of a heart. These two - mutations in green and blue - are done in digital pastels. This means it… Continue reading Pacific Parrotlets in Love

2017 · Acrylic · Birds · flowers · green · Paintings · red · Small Format (5-20")

Ruby Hummer

The light shimmers off the ruby-throated hummingbird's feathers as it energetically hovers over the lantana. The vibration of these fairy-like birds prevents us from seeing their true beauty, rendering them blurs of energy as they zoom past from one flower to the next. Their sparkling plumage is always an inspiration as it reflects not only… Continue reading Ruby Hummer