Animal Paintings

This series began a long time ago after a sojourn in Lapland in 1995, where I felt a deep connection with nature.  I had grown up in the North Woods of Michigan where animals in the forests where we lived provided a living for us. My father was a trapper, so I was aware at an early age of the precarious life they have.  I continue to feel a connection to these animals.   

 


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acrylic on board 16x20"
bear and waterfall
acrylic on board 16x20"
acrylic on panel 5x7"
Barn owl
acrylic on panel 5x7"
oil on linen 52x48'
This is the first painting I did after moving back to the North.  Done after a residency at Isle Royale.

In the permanent collection of Bay College.
Moose
oil on linen 52x48'
This is the first painting I did after moving back to the North. Done after a residency at Isle Royale.

In the permanent collection of Bay College.
acrylic on panel 12x12''
collection of Carol and Pete Ekstrom
Black Bear
acrylic on panel 12x12''
collection of Carol and Pete Ekstrom
acrylic on panel  12x12''

private collection
Lynx
acrylic on panel 12x12''

private collection
Acrylic on panel  6x6''

collection of Carol Maclennan
Owl
Acrylic on panel 6x6''

collection of Carol Maclennan
acrylic on panel 6x6"
Eagle
acrylic on panel 6x6"
acrylic on canvas 4x6"
Seagull
acrylic on canvas 4x6"
acrylic on panel 12x12"
Raven
acrylic on panel 12x12"
acrylic on panel 12x12''

Owned by Jordan Siegler
fox
acrylic on panel 12x12''

Owned by Jordan Siegler
6x6'' acrylic

walnut frame
Singing Bird
6x6'' acrylic

walnut frame
6x6'' acrylic
walnut frame

Collection of Faith Morrison and Tom Co
Holy Bear
6x6'' acrylic
walnut frame

Collection of Faith Morrison and Tom Co
acrylic on board 5x7''

Collection of Mike Ryan
Sacred Bird
acrylic on board 5x7''

Collection of Mike Ryan
acrylic on board 5x7''

collection of the artist
Bear with Broken Heart
acrylic on board 5x7''

collection of the artist
acrylic on board 5x7''

Collection of Jennifer Slack
Bird with Heart
acrylic on board 5x7''

Collection of Jennifer Slack
oil on canvas  60'x25''

i saw this giraffe in Africa. and it was done right after I got back. I ave this painting at home in my house/studio.
Giraffe
oil on canvas 60'x25''

i saw this giraffe in Africa. and it was done right after I got back. I ave this painting at home in my house/studio.
oil on panel 24x18''

Collection of Gail DeMeyere
Rabbit
oil on panel 24x18''

Collection of Gail DeMeyere

oil on panel 2017  20x20''
Done out of concern for the disappearing of the rhinos due to poaching.  They are beautiful animals.

private collection
Elegy for the Rhino
oil on panel 2017 20x20''
Done out of concern for the disappearing of the rhinos due to poaching. They are beautiful animals.

private collection
oil on canvas  about 12x12'' I think

Collection of Jim Denomie
Rabbit skeleton
oil on canvas about 12x12'' I think

Collection of Jim Denomie
oil on canvas  12x12''
collection of Gail DeMeyere
Aino's Rabbit
oil on canvas 12x12''
collection of Gail DeMeyere

oil on linen 40x50''

collection of Lisa Autio
BEAR
oil on linen 40x50''

collection of Lisa Autio
oil on linen  11x14''

This was my father's dog when he was a young man.

Collection of Gail DeMeyere
Toivo's Dog
oil on linen 11x14''

This was my father's dog when he was a young man.

Collection of Gail DeMeyere



oil on linen 16x20''

This is my dog Carmen who always waited for me.
Collection of the artist.
Dog and Storm
oil on linen 16x20''

This is my dog Carmen who always waited for me.
Collection of the artist.
oil on panel 12''x12''
I saw this bear in the LA Zoo.  He was making this funny face!

private collection
Polar Bear Squinting
oil on panel 12''x12''
I saw this bear in the LA Zoo. He was making this funny face!

private collection
oil on canvas  about 12x16''

In the collection of Gini Brewer
New Bear
oil on canvas about 12x16''

In the collection of Gini Brewer
Oil on linen  about 24x36''

I photographed my friend Martye Allen's dog, when I was wishing I had one of my own.

In the permanent collection of Bay College in Escanaba, Michigan.
Old Dog
Oil on linen about 24x36''

I photographed my friend Martye Allen's dog, when I was wishing I had one of my own.

In the permanent collection of Bay College in Escanaba, Michigan.
oil on canvas 40x50"
Done after my trip to Africa.

private collection
Rhinoceros
oil on canvas 40x50"
Done after my trip to Africa.

private collection
oil on linen 40x50''

private collection
Rhinoceros
oil on linen 40x50''

private collection
oil on canvas42''x47''
The buffalo is a protector spirit, ensuring that you will always have what you need.  It has done that for me since I painted it.  Now it is time to let it go.

It is now in the permanent collection of Keweenaw Bay Tribal College in L'Anse, Michigan.  The Buffalo is one of their spirit animals.
Buffalo
oil on canvas42''x47''
The buffalo is a protector spirit, ensuring that you will always have what you need. It has done that for me since I painted it. Now it is time to let it go.

It is now in the permanent collection of Keweenaw Bay Tribal College in L'Anse, Michigan. The Buffalo is one of their spirit animals.
oil on linen 16x20''

private collection
Wolf with Sad Eyes
oil on linen 16x20''

private collection
Oil on linen  about 24x36''

This is in the permanent collection of Michigan Tech Library.  It was hung over a couch, and a student told me he sits there to study because of that painting!
Old Dog Resting
Oil on linen about 24x36''

This is in the permanent collection of Michigan Tech Library. It was hung over a couch, and a student told me he sits there to study because of that painting!
oil on panel 8x8''

in the collection of Tom Rudd/Margo McCafferty
Yellow Dog
oil on panel 8x8''

in the collection of Tom Rudd/Margo McCafferty
oil on linen 12x16''

private collection
Brown Rabbit
oil on linen 12x16''

private collection
oil on canvas about 24x20''

In the collection of Bay College, Escanaba
Rabbit in Sacred Space
oil on canvas about 24x20''

In the collection of Bay College, Escanaba
oil on linen 13''x13''

In the collection of Bob Pizzi, San Francisco
Mouse
oil on linen 13''x13''

In the collection of Bob Pizzi, San Francisco
oil on canvas about 40x50''

In the collection of a retreat center in northern Wisconsin.
Protector Bear
oil on canvas about 40x50''

In the collection of a retreat center in northern Wisconsin.