I often have to display a sign in my art work display to deter people from touching the animal in the painting because "it looks so real." My paintings are realistic depictions of the wildlife and horses I love. My purpose for doing so is to present a living, breathing creature that feels pain, cares for and protects its family, and makes survival decisions every day of its life. It's not just a "pretty picture," it is nature happening.
More importantly, through my art, I want to inspire others to appreciate the wildlife and habitat that is in jeopardy of disappearing forever. As more people embrace preservation and conservation of what we still have - the less likely we are to have a future with only "pretty pictures" of what we lost.
"As a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation, I donate proceeds from my sales to various conservation organizations to help ensure the future of the wildlife and wild places they inhabit."