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Proceeds from the sale of these works support the protection of the Amazon rainforest, its animals, and its people. Read more about our collaboration with the Amazon Aid Foundation.

Resplendent Quetzal

Pharomachrus mocinno
2019
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 48 in (triptych)
101.6 x 121.9 cm

For ancient Mesoamerican civilizations, the resplendent quetzal was a divine spirit, embodied in Quetzalcóatl, the Feathered Serpent, the creator of the world and humanity, god of the air, and a symbol of goodness and light. Perhaps, if you close your eyes and still your mind, you can see Quetzalcóatl leap forth from the painting, its iridescent tail feathers brushing past your face…

Available for sale: Limited Editions and fine prints only. Original not for sale.

Quetzal

Mano de Lana

Panthera onca
2020
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 48 in (triptych)
101.6 x 121.9 cm

Mysterious, enigmatic, the black jaguar is the guardian spirit of the jungle. Long revered by virtually all native people from North and South America, he rules the underworld and symbolizes the night sun.

In Colombia, they call him Mano de lana, woolen hand, because of the soft, silent footsteps you never hear until… he’s right there behind you.

Quetzal

Aquaconda

Eunectes murinus
2021
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 30 in
61 x 76.2 cm

Deep in the Amazon basin, a long ripple gives her away: the river is alive. She is Yacumama, the mother of water in the creation myths of the Quechua people of Perú. Throughout South America, she is also called Madreselva, mother of the jungle.

The world’s heaviest snake (550 lbs) and one of the longest (30 ft), the green anaconda commands ultimate respect.

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Screaming Piha

Lipaugus vociferans
2020
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 16 in
50.8 x 40.6 cm

You’ve been walking for hours in the rainforest, dripping with its moist heat. Suddenly a rich velvety call pierces through the canopy, and you’re transfixed. Finally, up high, you see a completely uninteresting grayish-brown bird belting its heart out.

Colorwise, it’s no macaw or toucan, but at 116 dB, no wonder they call it voz del Amazonas, voice of the Amazon.

Quetzal

Poison Dart Frog

Dendrobates tinctorius
2019
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
10 x 10 in
25.4 x 25.4 cm

Like the colors on this little guy? You can look, but don’t touch—the brighter the color, the more toxic the skin. You’ll never guess how they do it—poison dart frogs synthesize their toxicity from a diet of ants, mites, and termites.

Right… so, what’s for dinner tonight?

Quetzal

Giant Blue Morpho

Morpho didius
2019
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
10 x 10 in
25.4 x 25.4 cm

With a wingspan of 5-8 inches, the blue morpho is truly a giant. Its iridescent blue wings mesmerize collectors and jewelers (not kidding) from all over the world, to a fault… they are now severely threatened.

It’s so much better to be a collector of butterfly paintings than real butterflies.

Blue Morpho

Doris Longwing

Heliconius doris viridis
2019
Acrylic on canvas
10 x 10 in
25.4 x 25.4 cm

If an opera singer ever reincarnated as a rainforest butterfly, she’d turn into the Doris longwing. Rich black wings punctuated by crisp slivers of white and a petticoat of rich red… she’s all decked out to make the jungle swoon.

These beauties can live up to 9 months, which is forever for a butterfly.

Doris Longwing

Lights by the Lily

Victoria amazonica (giant water lily)
Family: Lampyridae (fireflies)
2021
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 in
40.6 x 50.8 cm

There is perhaps nothing more magical than floating along the Amazon river at night, surrounded by blinking fireflies, overhanging ferns, and the fragrant blossoms of the world’s largest waterlily. Take this painting home and you’ll be there every night.

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Mycelium

Kingdom: Fungi
2021
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 in
40.6 x 50.8 cm

Big Tech’s got nothin’ on the Amazon… or any other forest: mycorrhizal networks blow neural networks out of the water—actually, soil—any day. Mycelium are the tiny fungal threads that connect trees and other plants together, facilitating food, communication, and protection against disease.

Can you say “Wood Wide Web”?

Copper

Orchideas

Family: Orchidaceae
2019
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 12 in
61 x 30.5 cm

Orchids are some of the most extraordinary plants on Earth. Some live up to 100 years. Some catch insects (call them Amazon flower warriors). Some are even—gasp—parasitic. And guess where vanilla comes from. But it’s those exuberant colors and those breathless blossoms that get us. Every. Time.

Orquideas

Heliconia

Heliconia velutina
2019
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 12 in
61 x 30.5 cm

Nothing to do with helicopters, although if you spun these fast enough, maybe… Heliconias really are a marvel of Nature’s engineering—and they’re great hosts of biodiversity too: from butterfly larvae to spiders and frogs to those cute little white Honduran bats. And can you believe they’re related to bananas? That’s just banan—er, crazy.

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Heliconia

Golden Boy

Heros efasciatus
2021
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 10 in
20.3 x 25.4 cm

This is a Red Spotted Severum Cichlid. In its natural habitat in the Amazon, it likes river waters the color of tea. Like far too many other beautiful tropical fish, it too is falling victim to the aquarium trade, environmental pollution, and habitat destruction. Better to have a painting of this Golden Boy that helps protect these species in the wild, right?

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Green Corydora

Corydoras aeneus
2020
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 10 in
20.3 x 25.4 cm

This tropical freshwater fish hails from the “armored catfish” family—with good reason. Its pectoral fins have spines that can go right through your skin. Corydoras have also evolved their intestines to maximize intake of atmospheric oxygen, which is great in oxygen-poor waters. Who knew?

This work has been purchased by a private collector.

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