Miniature and small canvases provide the perfect ground for speedy capture of the rich colors and actions of nature from flowers to birds. The feeling experienced in the moment of the beauty of nature and growing things is best captured quickly in the short space in time. The only way to capture the emotion is to get them down on mini canvases. It has become an obsession. I love the small size and the fun of painting in miniature. Detail is less important than feeling and impression. The magic of nature in mini form.
Initially, the mini paintings were the answer to a request which quickly evolved into a passion. The flowers were were the start, followed by the birds. The flowers, butterflies and birds at first were the ones growing in my garden or visiting my feeders, as the passion has grown, I am painting more birds from the wild. Lately, my camera and I are out and about exploring in the wildlife refuges, parks and other wonderful places. New and bigger paintings are in the works of more birds in the wild.