Soothing Shores

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Soothing Shores

Wallhanging
Dimensions:
16.00" H x 24.00" W
Medium:
Acrylic (Acrylic on Baltic Birch Hardwood)
Subject(s):
South American Fur Seal
Original for Sale:
Original Available
Available as Ltd Edition:
No
Artist will donate 25% to Artists for Conservation (AFC) from sale of this work.
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$2,900 USD

I was fortunate to encounter this beautiful fur seal during my graduate research expedition to the Falkland Islands. It was on Pebble Island, and that day I felt overwhelmed and discouraged about my research with gentoo penguins. Walking along the shore, I came across this sleepy fur seal nestled in the seaweed, and it was one of the most peaceful, rejuvenating moments. Watching it nap in the sun, I slowed down and experienced the amount of wildlife surrounding me. Less pressure, more gratitude. This is the first painting I completed after finishing my thesis to honour a moment of absolute peace that brought me so much courage. 

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