All of us have a stake in the continued health of our planet, but this simple message is often drowned out by political disagreement or the concerns of everyday life. I believe art can bring this message in a compelling form to a broad and receptive audience. I have mostly chosen to paint in the traditional medium of oil, both because of its beauty and the natural origin of its namesake ingredient. My paintings highlight the alarming increase in rates of habitat loss and species decline, and illustrate one or more of three important messages. The first is that there is beauty in every species, no matter how rare or seemingly insignificant. Furthermore, species are intertwined in complex and fascinating ways, so that the loss of one can imperil many others. Finally, we do not live apart from Nature, but depend on it for our very existence. I will measure my success by the extent to which I have convinced others to act to save our most important asset, the Earth itself.
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All sizes are measured in inches. All art is original.