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I grew up with a veterinarian as a father and an artist as a mother. Having a father as a veterinarian instilled in me a deep affinity for animals. All the animal companions we took in were rejects from Dad’s practice whom clients had left behind. Helping out at my father’s practice gave me direct behind-the-scenes access into the lives of animals on a daily basis. It is hard to pinpoint an exact time, but I was very young when I slowly realized that animals were not all that different than humans. Time and time again I saw various cats and dogs expressing emotion and feeling beyond basic instinct. Witnessing both happy moments and not so happy moments between owners and pets made me realize the massive impact animals have on humans and vice versa. Some call it energy. Some call it spirit. But we can all agree that there is something connecting us all. To paraphrase: We are not animal beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having an animal experience.

★ Rushmore ★

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 around 5:30 p.m. I had to say goodbye to my best friend of 15 years. He was a constant, my baby boy and my best friend. He was and still is my main inspiration for creating my animal-related paintings and pet portraits. He was with me through thick and thin. I love […]

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Polar Bear Attacks!

Almost finished with this big guy. I had a very productive weekend; finished my proposal for the “Art on the Atlanta Beltline” project, made significant progress on 3 pieces for ATHICA’s upcoming Mystery Triennial show (opening May 17th). As I was about to stop painting for the day, but I decided to work on the

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Cervidae: Population

“Cervidae I” oil on canvas 20×16″ $420 Just finished this up. I’ve been exploring themes of animal (including human) population and it’s affects on the earth. “Hunting deer is necessary to control their population”. This common quote has always fascinated me as I immediately think to myself, “well what happened to the deer’s natural predators?”

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