“The Reaper ” an 18″x 32″ oil on panel allegoric painting inspired by Stephen King’s novel The Stand, has been accepted into the ARC’s Annual International Salon Competition, This is the 8 th year in a row an “A -Maitz- ing ” painting has been part of the selected works in this prestigious show. <www.artrenewal.org>
“All For One” a recently completed commission, is based on a portfolio painting completed in art school. Dumas wrote the story to take place in the early 1600s, so I restricted a modern equivalent to the common palette available at that time consisting of black, white, yellow ocher and a warm red as the only source pigments to paint this 26″ x 18″ oil on linen work.
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.
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.