Acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14
Over the last three years I’ve had the opportunity to watch a young loggerhead sea turtle grow. I was there the morning he (or possibly she!) was added to the exhibit, the smallest sea turtle I’ve seen in person. Back in 2012 I finished a painting of Murphy, another loggerhead sea turtle I knew who spent some of his life in human care before being reintroduced to the ocean, and I wanted to do the same for T.J. This little guy, also rescued as a hatchling on Jekyll Island, has become quite special to those of us that have met him and watched him develop over these last few years.
The next in my series of diverse marine silhouettes features several species of toothed whale. Read my blog post to see why I made the species choices I did.
|Moved from Devon, UK to Atlanta at the end of 2009. Marine life, especially cetaceans, have been a passion since I can remember. I teach marine conservation. I love painting, diving, and reading comics... though not at the same time. But that would be awesome.|