A mixed media drawing of a baby Asian Elephant in ink and oil pastel. This painting is about celebrating elephants, and their cultural and ecological connection to us. It was painted in the hope that we can co-exist with these incredible animals, without exploiting or abusing them in any country.
In India elephants are often painted in bright colors, especially during the Elephant Festival in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Although elephants often work in India (ferrying passengers, pulling loads etc.), they are also revered and important in India's culture and religion. Their endangered status means they are somewhat protected but that doesn't mean they aren't mistreated or trafficked. This little young elephant, all painted for the festival, reminds us of the innocent childlike wonder at seeing such giant creatures all decked out in finery.
I live on the west coast of Canada, a place full of wild adventure and bold colors. I’m the daughter of a lighthouse keeper, so I was born on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean where groceries were delivered by helicopter and trips to town meant riding with the Coast Guard.
I’m still an island girl, just on a bigger island now. Basically a plaid wearing, often distracted, paddle-boarding, crooked haired, not-so-trendy go-getter who loves to travel.
I feel most inspired when I’m mixing mediums and experimenting with combinations. My life on the west coast ...
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.