Animanity in Africa

A solo show of my work will open at Africa House in Lynchburg this coming July 8th  and run through August 6th, 2017. The show, titled "Animanity in Africa," will look at animals and the state of the environment in Africa, and feature my first giant canvas, entitled Feel the Burn, which explores the current war on elephants. 96 elephants die a day in Africa. This work looks at the large-scale ivory burn which took place last year in Kenya, where thousands of tons of ivory tusks confiscated from the illegal ivory trade were burned on a single day to take them off the market permanently and to show zero tolerance for the trade world-wide. The show will also feature stories of my many personal experiences caring for African animals, and will offer educational opportunities on various environmental conflicts around Africa. As always, a portion of the proceeds made from any of the paintings will go to various environmental non-profit agencies that are working on the ground in Africa to save species from extinction. The opening reception is open invitation and will take place on Saturday, July 8th from 2-5 pm. Please join me.