The Spirit Animals series has elements of folklore and fantasy, which lends it to stylistic renderings.
Like many other people, there have been times where I have had startling and unexpected interactions with animals.
These encounters have often felt serendipitous, especially when the animal seemed out of place or appeared in a dream, and their presence shifted my focus and awareness. This caused me to explore ideas around animal symbolism.
Regardless of my own interpretations of possible meaning in these situations, I think animals possess wisdom and practicality that humans could learn from. Thus, in each painting, I've attempted to highlight the unique qualities and adaptations of each animal that have allowed them to survive in various climates over thousands if not millions of years.
Original paintings available for sale are indicated below; prints are available here.