My entry to The Artist’s Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition was chosen as a finalist in the animal/wildlife category!! Although my work was not chosen for a top prize, to be selected as one of the finalists out of the 5,900 entries submitted is an achievement in and of itself. I am just thrilled beyond words for this honor. Truly.
This is one of the larger paintings I’ve created in the past year and I remember well the anxiety and struggles that went into it as I don’t normally work in a large format. In this case, I thought the elephant as the subject and the extinction crisis these beautiful creatures are facing called for making a big statement so I decided it needed to be large. I’m very pleased with how the painting came out and that it seems to be making a “big” impression with others as well! And, I’m happy to report this painting has sold and went to it’s new home. Life is good.