The Menagerie

With Medieval illumination techniques, I paint the animals extremely realistically but juxtaposed within fanciful settings that are inspired by the ornate vinework of 500 year old manuscripts. Most of my subjects are animals that I have observed and photographed in person in order to portray in miniature their individual expressions, dignity, and uniqueness.

Ironically, paintings on this minuscule scale take as long to complete as far larger work. Their level of detail requires the tiniest of sable brushes, a light touch, and patience born of my love for intricate design.