Most of my paintings are for sale. I also offer limited edition prints of my paintings, signed and numbered by the artist. Please contact me if you are interested. At some point prints can be ordered online through my website.
I work from photographs, usually mine but sometimes those of others. As I sort through hundreds of images and faces of the remarkable beings, some resonate deeply and I know I must paint them. Knowing a powerful story about the individual adds incentive. My paintings are a way to tell their stories to the world.
I will donate a portion of my sales to primate sanctuaries and/or wildlife conservation programs.
PAINTING GALLERY SUBJECTS (from top, left to right)
Name / Primate Species / Sanctuary / Size HxW (in.) & Medium
Ayla * / vervet monkey / VMF / 12×9 acrylic on Gessobord
Diva / moustached guenon / AAA / 32×40 latex on pressboard
Dylan / mandrill / AAA / 40×40 acrylic on canvas
Frida / patas monkey / AAA / 36×60 acrylic on canvas
Jimmy Jimmy / De Brazza’s monkey / AAA / 48×36 acrylic on linen
Keksie / vervet monkey / VMF / 48×48 acrylic on canvas
Maasai (1) / moustached guenon / AAA / 20.5×28 acrylic on paper
Maggie May / mandrill / AAA / 9×27 latex on board
Mowgli / vervet monkey / VMF / 10×15 latex on canvas
Nunu / crowned guenon / AAA / 36×60 acrylic on canvas
Regus / vervet monkey / VMF / 12×12 latex on canvas board
Sunshine (2) / olive baboon / AAA / 24×36 acrylic on canvas
Witness (3) / lesula / ** / 60×48 acrylic on canvas
Yoda (1) / talapoin monkey / AAA / 36×48 acrylic on linen
Zero Zero / moustached guenon / AAA / 30×40 acrylic on canvas
*selected for the “Wildlife Treasures” exhibition at the Nature in Art museum in the UK July 2017. An exhibition of 50 works by Society of Animal Artists members.
PHOTO CREDIT FROM WHICH MY PAINTING IS DONE (IF NOT MINE)
(1) Ian Bickerstaff, (2) Perrine De Vos, (3) Maurice Emetshu
VMF = Vervet Monkey Foundation, South Africa
AAA = Ape Action Africa, Cameroon
** I saw the photograph of this monkey on the Internet. It is the newest species of monkey identified in Africa. It was recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by the bushmeat-fighting TL2 Project, headed up by Drs. Terese and John Hart. This monkey, in the photograph, had a heavy chain around its neck and was being held prisoner as a village pet. It may have eventually ended up in someone’s stew pot. It wore its fate in its eyes.
PRIMATES ARE NOT PETS!
The subjects of my paintings and photographs are wild animals who belong with their own kind, and in their natural habitats. I had the rare privilege of knowing most of them at sanctuaries. But I traveled halfway around the world to put myself in their environment, where they live. Not the other way around. And it is only because of other humans that we have to step in for a moment. Just long enough to help them live and thrive, to be independent, healthy, happy, strong and confident. So they can live and thrive with their own kind as they were meant to.