I called this piece “Great Expectations,” but I could quite easily have called it “Expectations Met.”
As an artist, my expectations were more than met when this seal appeared in perfect weather conditions and began performing with its strong glistening form gliding and diving effortlessly through clear seawater. When a local fisherman tossed some bait – his expectations were also met. It’s great when everyone wins.
Description: Cape Fur Seal.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 127cm x 145cm
Permanent collection of the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey, USA. www.blauveltartmuseum.com/
2010 Exhibited with, SAA.’s Art and the Animal 49th Annual Exhibition. www.societyofanimalartists.com
San Diego Natural History Museum, El Prado, San Diego, CA
September 4 – October 31, 2010
The Wildlife Experience, South Peoria, Parker, CO
November 20, 2010 – February 21, 2011
Dunnegan Gallery of Art, N. Pike Avenue, Bolivar, MO
March 13 – April 10, 2011
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma, Chautauqua Avenue, Norman, OK
April 30 – September 5, 2011
The Award of Excellence, SAA.’s Art and the Animal 50th Annual Exhibition.