Coastal Pterodactyls

Coastal Pterodactyls


Coastal Pterodactyls is a fun take on the brown pelicans that play along the Texas Gulf Coast. Inspired by a family trip to Galveston, it fills me with happiness, anticipation, and a deep desire to bury my toes in the sand. Motion and flight is created by leaving the underpainting visible in swirls representing gentle lift of the wind currents.


20" x 20" | acrylic on deep gallery wrapped canvas | unframed, but ready to hang | 2018


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  • Care Instructions

    All of my original works are painted on gallery canvas and finished with a coat of glossy UV varnish (because art needs sunscreen too), but please use caution when deciding where to hang art. Direct sunlight can damage and fade artwork and print materials.

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