I just finished a small 12” x 9” oil begun on location and finished in the studio with additional research. It is of a sea rover who is attempting to recapture parakeets that got loose, originally taken from Australia. The idea that world travelers have been “migrating” species by virtue of their maritime travels for centuries was the inspiration for the final painting.
Today a TV news film crew visited my studio to interview me for a feature. Here is a link to the broadcast: http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/sarasota-artist-melds-imagination-history-to-create-captain-morgan-pirate
Bud Plant (budsartbooks.com) listed their best selling items for 2017 and Illustration Magazine #55 containing the feature on my art was on the list. I believe copies are still available. Illustration Magazine #55, © 2017 by Dan Zimmer / The Illustrated Press, Inc. www.theillustratedpress.com
Holiday Wishes to all. I Janny and hope you enjoy my latest edition of my ongoing pursuit revealing elvish Christmisscommunications.
Based upon a pencil drawing as a chapter head for the second “Unfettered” short story collection. This occupied me while I was away from my studio. Portrays a young dragon setting out on its own. Painted on Arches cold press at 12″ x 9″ .
Pirate Jean Hamlin at Large, a 36″ x 30″ oil painting commissioned for the Pirate and Treasure Museum opening in St. Thomas in the American Virgin Islands. Hamlin shown escaping from the Royal Navy’s firing of his ship in Amalie Harbor.
I recently painted this Florida panther in watercolor as a gift . Other sketches I did of the only living species of large cats in the Eastern US were auctioned to The Nature Conservancy, to help preserve and expand their territory. A female panther was recently sighted north of their present range, so there is hope for this endangered species which is Federally protected.
My warmest wishes to all for the Holiday Season. May you all embrace peace and abundance while you shout for joy.
This image is now available as prints from our web store. The original art is on temporary display at Ruth Eckard Hall in Clearwater, FL.