Mammalia

From humble beginnings to global dominance. Our earliest mammalian ancestors were little shrew-like rodents, struggling to survive in a world ruled by dinosaurs. Today, mammals fill a variety of niches. Rodents are still found around the world, but we also have large carnivores, enormous whales, flying bats and highly intelligent primates. 


Phataginus tetradactyla
Black-bellied Pangolin
Acrylic on 12"x16" canvas
Prints available

Eidolon helvum
Straw-colored Fruit Bat
Acrylic on 12”x16” canvas

Loxodonta africana
African Elephant
Acrylic on 30"x40" canvas


Primates

There are somewhere between 230 and 270 primate species in the world, over half of which are endangered due to human activity: habitat clearance for agriculture and expansion, hunting for bushmeat, the illegal pet trade.

In my own experiences observing and interacting with primates, I saw the same expressions of delight, frustration and compassion that we've all seen from our own friends and loved ones. These are beings closely linked to us by taxonomic proximity, emotional capacity and social complexity. 

Complete series, 60 pieces. Acrylic paint on canvases ranging from 2"x2" to 16"x20". Canvases are hung in order of completion, going by the left margins.

 

Mandrillus leucophaeus
Drill
Acrylic on 11"x14" canvas

Nomascus leucogenys
Northern White-cheeked Gibbon
Acrylic on 10"x10" canvas

Papio ursinus
Chacma baboon
Acrylic on 11"x14 canvas

Saguinus bicolor
Pied Tamarin
Acrylic on 4"x4" canvas

Alouatta caraya (female)
Black Howler Monkey
Acrylic on 8"x10" canvas

Macaca silenus
Lion-tailed Macaque
Acrylic on 10"x10" canvas

Cercocebus chrysogaster
Golden-bellied Mangabey
Acrylic on 8"x10" canvas

Pan troglodytes
Chimpanzee
Acrylic on 12"x12" canvas

Cercopithecus neglectus
DeBrazza's Monkey
Acrylic on 8"x10" canvas

Cercopithecus hamlyni
Owl-faced Monkey
Acrylic on 10"x10" canvas

Pithecia pithecia
White-faced Saki Monkey
Acrylic on 8"x10" canvas

Lemur catta
Ring-tailed Lemur
Acrylic on 8"x8" canvas

Gorilla gorilla gorilla
Western Lowland Gorilla
Acrylic on 16"x20" canvas

Callibella humilis
Black-crowned Dwarf Marmoset
Acrylic on 3"x3" canvas

Macaca nigra
Celebes Crested Macaque
Acrylic on 8"x10" canvas

Propithecus candidus
Silky Sifaka
Acrylic on 8"x8" canvas

Erythocebus patas
Patas Monkey
Acrylic on 8"x10" canvas

Carlito syrichta
Philippine Tarsier
Acrylic on 7"x5" canvas

Cacajao calvus
Bald Uakari
Acrylic on 8"x10" canvas

Hylobates moloch
Javan Gibbon
Acrylic on 10"x10" canvas

Theropithecus gelada
Gelada
Acrylic on 16"x20" canvas

Hapalemur aureus
Golden Bamboo Lemur
Acrylic on 6"x6" canvas

Rhinopithecus roxellana
Golden Snub-nosed Monkey
Acrylic on 8"x10" canvas

Mico argentatus
Silvery Marmoset
Acrylic on 4"x4" canvas