A big part of why I became a wildlife painter was to make a difference in the world through art. I believe that if you can paint nature and tell its story, perhaps you can engage others to help protect it as well. I try to include our own children in many of our nature outings and adventures. It’s always fun to watch their amazement and enthusiasm.
On a day when they were all very young, I took them to a Bird Day Fair in Ottawa. Migratory birds were returning to the area, and the park was full of life. There were many local groups talking and sharing ways to protect nature. The kids saw live raptor demonstrations, learned about reptiles, had their faces painted and enjoyed craft like activities. The weather even co-operated with the sun shining brightly, and a warm breeze caressed us.
As we were walking along a path by the water, a giant bird flew right past us. It was a Great Blue Heron, its wingspan massive. The kids and I watched as it circled around and found a spot to land. I took a few photographs in that moment which I used to help put this painting together. It is a painting I’ll always think fondly of because of the moments shared with family. I like to imagine many other families sharing an experience together when another Great Blue Heron flies by them.
Available Editions of this Artwork
|Edition Info||Edition Size||Dimensions||Edition Price|
|"Patient Wings" Paper Limited Edition 500 s/n | Giclee (signed/numbered)||500||10.00" H x 20.00" W||$105.00 USD|
|"Patient Wings" Paper Limited Edition 50 a/p | Giclee (signed/numbered)||50||10.00" H x 20.00" W||$120.00 USD|
|"Patient Wings" Canvas Limited Edition 200 s/n | Giclee (signed/numbered)||200||10.00" H x 20.00" W||$185.00 USD|
|"Patient Wings" Canvas Limited Edition 20 a/p | Giclee (signed/numbered)||20||10.00" H x 20.00" W||$200.00 USD|