10"W x 20"H x 1.0"D

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Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: sea, blue, killer, ocean, whale, orca, realism, expressionism, mixed-media

Media: acrylic, paper, canvas, colored pencil

Size: 10"W x 20"H x 1"D

The amazing Orca is also known as the "Killer Whale". But these magnificent creatures are masters of the deep ocean and deserve our awe, not our fear. They are also on the verge of being endangered animals. I pay tribute to the Orca with this painting.

Long ago in a galaxy far away, I was a talented child drawer, and that morphed into a love of painting. I received a degree in illustration while in high school. Later I studied fine arts painting at a university and have been painting ever since. I paint mostly in acrylic and watercolors. I do portraits, landscapes, and abstracts, and occasional series like wildlife on abstract backgrounds. I'm very interested in environmental causes and often do paintings about those themes. I am now doing an ongoing abstract series based on astronomy, a long-time love of mine. I am originally from Minnesota. I have also lived in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, North Dakota, and northern Minnesota. I don't really love to move, but I love to travel, especially to central America. Sometimes I interpret my travel photos later as paintings. I now live in the Atlanta Georgia area with my husband and cute dog. My studio is in my home so I can paint at 3:00 am if I want to, and yes, that happens. I'm a night owl painter, because for me, that's when the magic happens.

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