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Organizations I Support

In my studio fundraiser, I mentioned having supported many charitable organizations in the past. This is true!  Before I formally organized my art into a cohesive brand, I painted a lot under an online store I used to run, called Birdbrain Gifts.  The graphic above -- not a current offer -- is from the website… Continue reading Organizations I Support

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

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

2011 · Birds · blue · Digital Media · green · Large Format (over 20") · Miniatures (under 5") · Parrots · Small Format (5-20")

Blue Budgie

This blue budgerigar, known here the United States as a parakeet, was painted in digital oils. This seems mysterious to many people, but it is quite simple. The software I use, along with a digital stylus, allows me to use tools that behave very similar to oils, without the mess. In some respects, this method… Continue reading Blue Budgie