Sarracenia Leucophylla Pitcher Plant

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This is a pitcher plant, called that because it is shaped like a pitcher.  An insect is attracted by a rather rank smell and lands on the lip, and slides down a very slick inner surface where enzymes at the bottom “Stomach!” digest it.   This provides the plant with needed nitrogen and phosphorus.  Sarracenia  have been used for medicinal purposes (but don’t try this at home!)  To read an article I wrote about carnivorous plants, go to The Breeze, Magazine of the Low Country, South Carolina (February 2020).

Venus Flytrap

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The Venus Flytrap is not a pitcher plant, but it is a carnivorous plant!  It eats one or two insects a week.  These strange carnivorous plants are found in South Carolina and some other states.  The Breeze, Magazine of the Lowcountry has published an article by me about carnivorous plants.  It is illustrated with photos and four of my paintings.  If you would would like to read it, go to

Nepenthes Rafflesiana Pitcher Plant

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This is a carnivorous pitcher plant.  The Breeze, Magazine of the Lowcountry, South Carolina, has published an article by me on carnivorous plants and included four of my paintings in the February 2020 edition.  .  To see this edition, go

Ground Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes Ampullaria)

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A South Carolina magazine, Low Country Breeze published an article I wrote about carnivorous plants in its February edition.  Four of my paintings illustrated the article which also contained photographs.  If you would like to read the article, go to and look at the February edition.  For a look at this and some of  my other art on, click here.

My latest magazine article and paintings

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My latest article “An artist paints a Victorian Water closet” can now be seen online in The Breeze Magazine of the Lowcountry (May issue).  To read the article and see a couple of my paintings such as the one above, click this link:

While you are in the magazine you can review past issues. I have published articles in the last four issues. They occur with the caption “An Artist Paints A …”

Knobbed Whelk and Cerith Snail & Moon Snails

Knobbed Whelk, Cerith Snail, Moon Snails, Lewis Moon Snail, Colorful Atlantic Moon, Common Periwinkle internet

I love to paint these 5 x 7 canvas panels!  So much can be packed into a small space.  In this painting I have depicted knobbed whelk, cerith snail, moon snails, Lewis moon snail, Colorful Atlantic Moon Snail and the Common Periwinkle.   Here’s another fact about sea snails!  They are all hermaphrodites!  They are also predatory and carnivorous.  Some whelks stick a part of their shells between the two sides of an oyster so that it cannot close and then they eat them by sucking out the meat with their hollow proboscis.

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