The Atlantic Ribbed Mussell (Geukensia Demissa) is featured in this painting. Mussels have been killed by an alien species, zebra mussels, which were brought to the United States from Eastern Europe. The zebra mussels killed our native mussels by holding their shells closed to stop them from taking in oxygen and food. Mussel murder??? For more information about this painting, click here.
This is a small 5 x 7 inch painting of the soft shell clam that is native to both coasts of the United States. It is a bivalve. Fossils of bivalves have been found in rocks from the early Cambrian period–about 500 million years ago. That was 300 million years before dinosaurs! For more information on this painting, click here.
Clams are mollusks and range widely in size and weight. The smallest clam can be as small as 0.2 inches in length while the largest clam ever found weighed 550 pounds. Giant clams can be over 4 feet long. For more information about this painting, click here.
This is the sea shell of a Scallop (aequipecten glyptus) painted on a 5 x 7 canvas panel. This painting and six of my other paintings of seashells and my article about these mollusks appeared in the March 2020 edition of The Breeze Magazine of the Lowcountry. For more information about the painting, click here.
This is a painting of the American or Common Oyster. It is 5 x 7 inches on canvas panel. Oysters are bivalves. Bivalves have no bones or head! In order to hold themselves together, they grow shells. I have written an article about oysters and other bivalves that appeared in the March edition of The Breeze Magazine of the Lowcountry. Six of my paintings illustrate the article. For more information about this painting, click here.
This is a painting, 5 x 7 of the shells of cockles (cardiidae). Before the era of modern medicine, heart patients were given ground-up cockles shells by physicians. This painting appeared in the March edition of The Breeze, Magazine of the Lowcountry. For more information on the painting, click here.
This is a rescue dog, adopted from a shelter. He is very smart, loving, and lucky to be in such a wonderful family. His pet portrait is 8″ x 8″. His owner has the portrait framed and in her dining room on a side wall.
This cute dog is a terrier. His owner had the winning bid at the Humane Society’s auction. She e mailed me photographs of her dog and this 10 x 8 portrait was the result.
This is Jamie, a very large female Great Dane who belongs to a dear friend. Jamie was rescued by her owner from a terrible situation and now lives a wonderful life. This painting shows her soulful eyes and loving disposition. She is a marvelous dog.
This is another pet portrait that a lovely woman purchased at the Humane Society’s auction “Reigning Cats and Dogs.” Pet portraits are bid upon and the winner furnishes me several photographs to use as references.