Portfolio - > HALF EARTH help nature help us 3 areas of concern

There are 3 main areas of concern that are encompassed in this show. These are One- Beavers as helpers (and all round great guys) The second is the sharing of the earth (Half- Earth) and the third is endangered species (what we are losing.)These paintings are exhibited in a solo gallery exhibition in Staunton, VA. Through Sept. 17, 2022. I am calling it "Half Earth, Help Nature Help Us". There are 41 paintings, all relating to perceptions about nature, what we have, and what we are losing and what we can do about it. Many inspirational quotes and poems accompany the paintings.
In an effort to make a cohesive statement, all works for sale will be held until the end of the show.

Violet
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20 x 30
2022
$600
Sunny
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20 x 30
2022
$600
Ruby
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20 x 30
2022
$600
cool dude
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20 x 30
2022
Mid Valley Beaverscape
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20 x 40
2022
$900
Waking up in Spring
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20" x 40"
2022
$850
An Essential View
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
24" x 48"
2022
$1400
beaver Abundance
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
24" x 48" (NFS)
2022
On a clear Day
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20 x 30
2022
$600
Beaver The healer
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
12" x 48"
2021
Beaver Life
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
24" x 48"
2022
$2500
Whimsical animal art
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
10" X 10"
2020
$400
Beavers Float
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
10 x10
2021
Half Earth - Try it
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
12" x 48" NFS
2022
Half Earth -the big picture
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
40 x 60
2022
$3000
Half Earth
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20 x 40
2021
blind beetles
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20 x 30 NFS
2021
searise
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
12 x 48 NFS
2021
simple solutions
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
12" x 48"
2022
$500
Whimsical animal art
acrylic on panel
24" x 48"
2022
$1500
mother tree
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
12" x 48"
2022
$1200
Trees Holding Hands
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
12" x 48"
2021
Pileated Woodpecker
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
15 x30
2022
Bunnies and fireflies
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20 x 30
2022
$500
eastern box turtle
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
18 x 36
2022
$600
bunnies and fireflies
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20 x 30
2021
$500
rabbits cavorting with fireflies
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
12" x 48"
2022
$800
Vanishing Giraffes
24" x 48"
2017
As Above
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
12" x 48"
2021
$1500
So below
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
12" x 48"
2021
$1500
Soil series I
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20 x 30
2020
$400
goddesses
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20 x 30
2022
$600
Whimsical animal art
acrylic on canvas
20" x 30"
2020
$400
Peace Eagle
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
15" x 30" NFS
2022
Elephant Sentinel
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
24" x 60"
2022
$3000
Toad
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
18" x 36"
2021
Red Eft
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20 x 30 NFS
2021
Peace Eagle
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20 x 30 NFS
2021
great horned owl
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
24" x 48"
2022
$900
heron on nest
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
24 x 48
2021
$1500


ARTIST STATEMENT
The past few years have been a challenge for most of us. Climate change, pandemics, ever growing inequity, to name a few. Art making is a healing therapy. This statement by the director of the movie “The Beaver Believers” was a true inspiration.
(I want to)“… engage the topic of climate change through a different narrative, to find a story where climate change could be seen almost as an opportunity: as a motivating, inspiring impetus to jump into joyful action. “
We can do something about the future. We must give up the ‘so good so far’ scenario of Icarus, shed our wax wings and come down to our incredibly beautiful Earth.
Gaia- This means to me that the earth is a living organism alive with communication and cooperation. Traditionally from the Greek, Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life.
By and large, Homo sapiens stopped living in reciprocal relationship with the earth long ago. We take from the earth, viewing her provisions as unlimited. The rate of exploitation in the last 500 years had been astounding, especially the last 100, where we have stepped up the development of corruption with the ever more efficient machines to ravage our planet. We have finally brought her to the brink.
I pray that we, as a species, as a people, choose to open our eyes, our minds and our hearts to rebuild our planet with all her myriad and wondrous ecosystems. That we not view the earth simply as our unlimited provider, but as a sustainer of reasonable life, a home of moderation, of sharing and reciprocity.
By recognizing and respecting the wonders of nature we can encourage the land to 'rewild'. Our actions and generosity can help the resilience and healing power of Gaia.
As indigenous people teach. Take no more than half. I say let's start with a third. A third of our barrier islands, a third of our arable land, a third of the best we have to offer. And let us give it gratefully.