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I grew up in the incredible Florida keys. As I was growing up, I spent a great deal of time boating, snorkeling and diving our beautiful reefs.
Drawing and painting caught my interest when I was 5. Years later, I discovered the unique media of feathers. My collages and paintings are inspired by and echo the amazing colors and patterns you can find on the reef: literally the Sea & Sky reflecting each other’s beauty.
I do not dye the feathers & only rarely cut them to trim or shape. I hand paint the wildlife images directly on the feather. They are humanely sourced from aviaries here in the US.
Summer of 2021 Epic Jouney:
Early in 2021, I came to the conclusion that I needed to travel. No more waiting for the "Right Time". I am at an age where I am seeing friends & family struggling with health and other issues that are now limiting their ability to travel. I was reasonably healthy and Covid had brought some bucket list trips into my price range. So I packed a backpack and headed out for 5 weeks overseas.
My first stop was the Maldives. 10 days on an stunning little island. I rose before sunrise to walk the beach, took a break for breakfast then I snorkeled for hours every day. I got to swim with mantas, sharks, turtles and an incredible array of tropical fish. I found my anxiety slipping away. No more panic attacks, heart arrythmias, or stomach issues. My soul healed.
Next stop was a 2 week stay in Tanzania. This included a ten day safari. It blew my mind. I took over 3000 pitures to use for reference for future paintings. Words and videos can not convey the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, wildlife and people of Tanzania, But I hope to capture the magic of the place in my future feather paintings.
My last stop was the Seychelle islands off the east coast of Africa. These unique Granitic ilsands offer stunning hikes over and around boulders the size of hills. Nestled in the valleys between them, you can find some of the worlds rarest and most unique plants and animals. I only snorkled once while there. It was a sad sight, the corals ravaged by human activity and unheard of swings in water temperature. Their scientists are working hard to set protections in place as well as setting up farms of coral tolerant to rising ocean temps and acidification.
The people of the Seychelles are lovely and I am honored to count a few as new friends.
I hope to one day go back to these beautiful countries. But in the meantime, I need to get back to painting! LOL
I use naturally shed feathers, found & repurposed objects, and old boating charts to add texture and depth to each of my completed pieces.
Pricing ( includes Museum glass, mats & frame)
Other sizes are available, just contact me with details about your favorite beastie.
I am currently waiting for results for November 2022 shows & most of my 2023 Schedule
27-29 Images New Smyrna, FL
17-19 Fairhope Art Festival, Alabama
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