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List of Available Paintings.
End of Days Oil on linen. 16 by 24 inches.
With so few tigers remaining on earth every sunset seems to bring us closer to their final day.
To symbolize what is happening to this iconic creature, the birds flying from the scene are painted in the missing man formation used when military aircraft salute a fallen comrade. Here perhaps, the formation salutes the tiger species already lost to us: The Caspian, Javan and Bali Tigers.
Who Disturbed the King?
Pastel portrait of a mature male lion. Something has disturbed the pride male from his afternoon siesta. I love the facial expressions that lions can make, and here it is clear that this huge male is none too pleased by the disturbance.
I have carried around in my head the idea for this painting for over 20 years. Finally I got around to painting it. A huge male in his prime, almost powerful enough to control the heavens.
Spring is in the Air
Lion Flemming. This is not an aggressive gesture, he is sniffing the air for the scent of a female.
I love to paint lions. They are perhaps my favorite subject. This is a mature male feeling the heat of the mid day sun.
Walking on thin Ice
I have been fortunate enough to spend time up in the far North with Polar Bears. I will never forget the cold and how perfectly adapted to it the bears were. The title of this huge painting expresses my concern for them as the polar regions warm up.
What do you see when you think of a siberian tiger? Have you ever imagined one? have you ever seen him in your minds eye as he surveys his frozen land? I have. I have a recurrent dream of an
absolute behemoth, an 800 pound male I am standing in the silence that only a snowfall can
deliver, all sound absorbed by the mist that hangs heavily around me. Slowly, inexorably a shape
begins to form out of the frozen air with the dreamlike quality of a photograph
Only now do I hear the dulled sound of snow being squeezed under soft and heavy paws. It is he, the
behemoth, the legendary Amur tiger, largest of all the big cats striding effortlessly towards me with a fluidity of movement that belies his immense weight and power. His wild eyes pierce the mists and his jaw hangs loose revealing his tongue and glistening teeth. Despite the intense cold, he is panting to keep himself from overheating. He stops before me turning his head as if to see where I am hiding and exhales powerfully with a sound so deep I feel it in my chest. His hot breath freezing instantly in the air. I hold my own breath for fear he will hear it but my heart beats so loudly I am sure It will betray my position. For what seems an eternity he stands frozen, the image of untamed wildness, and then miraculously he turns his mighty head again sniffing the snow as it tickles his nose and disappears silently into the fog. I am left traumatized and yet wondering as silence returns "Was all this just my imagination? or did that really happen?"
I have taken many, many walks in tiger forests carrying nothing more than a bamboo stick and believe me, the fear of meeting a tiger when you are on foot is a very deep primordial feeling that probably lodged itself into my subconscious. You don't think so much of it at the time, but later in those quiet moments, you imagine the nightmare 'what if?' scenarios.
The irony of course, is that the tiger has far more to fear from man than we have ever had to fear from him.
I decided it would be good to paint my dream. It was quite a challenge. I attempted it once before with the painting 'Greeting the first snows of winter' and this time I wanted to make it more up close and personal.
Men from Earth
Apollo 17 Astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt at Taurus Littrow on the Moon.
A non wildlife painting for a change. I have always had a fascination for the Apollo space missions.
Here I have imagined myself at Taurus Littrow, able to see both Astronauts together on the surface.