PHOENIX, 16" x 20" oil on gallery wrapped canvas
My current work in progress is Phoenix; commissioned as a gift for her owner's kennel, Summer Rain Kennel in Washington State. An Australian Shepherd, Phoenix is a champion with striking eyes and a stately pose.
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SIBBELL, an American Hero, 16" x 20" oil on board
This is a painting of my interpretation of a little known young woman from the American Revolution. Everyone has heard of Paul Revere's famous ride to warn friends and neighbors that the British were coming, but there was someone else who rode through the night with a warning. Sixteen-year old Sybil Ludington became known as the Female Paul Revere. Her ride took place during a significant event in American History designed by the British Commanders to bring an end to the Revolution. The composition was developed using various historical records regarding her ride. The people depicted are my illustration of how I believed them to look, they in no way portray actual individuals. (There are various spellings of her name, the title I chose is that used on her headstone. Sibbell, Sybil, Sibyl)