Monday, October 28, 2013


Stryker is a chimpanzee who lives at the Center for Great Apes in Wachula, Florida. This painting was done as a gift for Patti Ragan who runs the center and will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary on November 9 in Miami, Florida. Patti has rescued over fifty apes over the last 20 years. Please visit Please attend the celebration meet Patti Ragan, and Robert Ingersoll from the HBO film, Project Nim. to learn more. Stryker is 28" x 20" oil on stretched linen.

28" x 20"
oil on stretched linen

Monday, October 21, 2013


This is Pumpkin.  She lives at Jungle Island in Miami and she is one of two fraternal twins.  This painting is for her caretaker, Linda Jacobs.   

6" x 8"
oil on linen panel

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Prickly Pear

Someone really should have warned me that the prickly pear has its name for a good reason.  I bought this one at a grocery store in Dubai called, ready for this... The Hyper Panda.  My right hand feels like it's been swimming in fiberglass.

Prickly Pear
5" x 7"
oil on linen panel

This is my hotel room studio

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Dubai Hotel Room Orange

We either learn to adapt to our surroundings or we don't paint as often as we'd like.
This 6" x 8" oil on linen panel painting of a peeled orange was done in my hotel room in Dubai on a layover.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Koi, After Cheng-Khee Chee

I saw a beautiful watercolor painting by Cheng-Khee Chee.  I decided to see if I could paint it in oil.
I'm in Dubai so I figured, what the hell.

8" x 10"
oil on linen panel