Friday, July 23, 2010


When deciding on a an animal to paint I often choose one from an inspiring book I have just read or a someone who has influenced me in a way that identifies them to the image of a certain animal.
In the case of this wolf painting, a
delightful 9 year old girl named Ava provided the subject. She and her family have been living in Alaska for the last two years for an adventure far away from their California home.
Last spring Ava became ill. Eventually she was diagnosed with cancer.
Ava expressed that her favorite animal is the wolf. I painted this image for her with the hope it would become a companion that will see her through this hard time of treatments and concern.
Recently, she and her family have returned to the little village in Alaska. Her optimistic self has endured all procedures so far. May she continue to mend.

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