Subject Tags: modern animal painting, modern painting, modern art, contemporary animal painting, contemporary painting, contemporary art, animal painting, animal art, african painting, african art, monkey art, gorilla art, harambe art, monkey painting, monkey, cincinnati zoo painting, cincinnati zoo, gorilla painting, gorilla, harambe painting, harambe
Size: 24"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
Having been born and raised in Ohio and visiting the Cinicinnati Zoo several times, the tragedy with the gorilla Harambe really had an impact on me. I have zero experience in primate behavior, being a mother of a child, nor making decisions as a zoo keeper. I'm simply saddened by the entire situation not to mention how the other gorillas in captivity who lived with Harambe feel. I can hardly express all my feelings about this tragedy but I do know an innocent life was lost. Out of selfish expression I wanted to paint Harambe as a remembrance of him. I hope that all involved find peace with his loss.
I was born and raised in Ohio where my life mostly consisted of academics and lots of soccer. After graduating with a bachelors in History from Miami University of Ohio, I moved to San Diego where I finally started painting at the age of 32. After living in San Diego for 13 years, I moved to the Tampa Bay area to be closer to my family. I paint as much as I can when I'm not working, volunteering at the animal shelter or spending time with friends and family. I'm a self-taught artist that developed my creativity as a way to escape the "computer world". As a professional web marketer and graphic artist, I often start with my compositions on the computer. My bold and graphic paintings of both homeless animals and beloved pets, especially dogs, expresses her dedication to animal welfare. "Art to me is just an expression, any type of expression."