Circle of Life, seen here, was done as part of my series of shell portraits as a subdivision of the Man and Sea Series. I loved doing the five different pieces and sold Galateia's Gift at the Salt Exchange Show in Portland, Maine. To have another of the series win a prize was a nice follow up.
I am fascinated by the complexity of Mother Nature's creations, and love to paint them as realistically as I can. Remaining in the series are Stairway to Heaven, Evening Surprise, and Unexpected, seen below.