about my work
For sometime now, I have been exploring the fragile world of non-human primates and our relationship to them. Themes I address include habitat loss, species survival and population growth. I have had the great fortune of knowing many primates on an individual basis, having spent over twenty years working with them in a zoo setting. A number of these individuals are represented in my work.
More recently, I have broadened my focus to respond to the situation on our border with a series "In the Shadows".
As a full time painter and sculptor, I work with a host of materials. Painting primarily in oils and acrylic, and using clay for my sculptures. I lean heavily on real life experiences and a personal photo collection in creating my work.
I am driven by my life long passion for wildlife. Personal connections and observations with a diverse array of animals over the years provide a rich, ongoing source of inspiration for me. And the ability to visit natural habitats around the world, including India, Kenya, Tanzania, Costa Rica and Thailand continue to deepen my knowledge and understanding of the ongoing challenges that face them and their environments.
By donating a portion of each sale to conservation and by raising awareness of wildlife issues, my aim is to contribute to their ongoing need for support and protection.