Showing posts from April, 2015

The man’s foot came out of the truck...

New painting! " Disquieted Agitation (Lion)"  Oil on Board on 1/2 in. Maple panel  15 x 30  Within 11 seconds everything changed. In October 2013, I was in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, with a group of artists taking part in an elephant conservation/awareness safari hosted by African Wildlife Trust. We did indeed have a great many opportunities to observe and witness the planet’s largest land mammal. But we also had the fortune to see myriad other species including the king himself, the lion. Out of my two trips to Tanzania, this particular moment that I have captured here is probably one of my most remarkable. It went from a calm, serene scene, almost boring, to intense agitation in the matter of seconds. I was fortunate enough to capture the changing moment with my camera. My fellow artist and professional photographer friend, James Gary Hines II , and I were standing up and out of the roof of the Land Cruiser photographing two lions by a baobab tree

Colobus Monkey goes to Vermont!

I am very pleased and honored to announce that my drawing  "Kutokua Na Hatia (Colobus Monkey)" has been selected for the Art of the Animal Kingdom XX exhibition at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington Vermont. Art of the Animal Kingdom XX The Bennington Bennington, Vermont June 6 - August 2, 2015 "Kutokua Na Hatia (Colobus Monkey)" Graphite Pencil on Arches #300 watercolor paper 15 x 6 This years anniversary exhibition of Art of the Animal Kingdom XX will feature approximately 70 pieces by invited artists and will have over 15 pieces by past Special Guest Artists. The special guest artist are Greg Beecham, Carel P. Brest van Kempen, Michael Coleman, Luke Frazier, Nacy Howe, Laney, Terry Issac, Jan Martin McGuire, Rosetta, Sandy Scott, John Seerey-Lester, Dan Smith and Morten Solberg. In Swahili, “kutokua na hatia” roughly translates to “innocence/free of guilt.” I spent the last day of my African adventure in Arusha National Park, whi