Green Sea Turtle


I’m extremely excited for this next painting. This painting could very well be the beginning of paintings that give me true purpose in my life. So many different things are coming together and I’m finding connections within these animal painting that I find it hard to contain the excitement.

Yesterday Pattie and I went to the Bishop museum here in Hawaii. A wonderful museum all about the natural history of the Hawaiian people. But what really made the visit worth it was when we sat down and talked with Manny at the exhibit. Not only did all three of us connect in our efforts of conservation but Manny also showed us how they have been pulling plastic from the ocean and up-cycling it into useful object.

This is when I picked up a panel the exact same ratio, 1 by 2, that I’ve been working on for months. Everything clicked! I want to paint animals, specifically animals that are endangered and need our help most, and now I can attach yet another conservation aspect to it. I can paint animals, inform others of their plight, share the profit with conservation organization, PLUS, paint on a panel made of up-cycled plastic while removing plastic from the ocean, helping animals in the sea in my backyard AND educate people on how they can get their plastics up-cycled to support the efforts. It’s crazy awesome!

This painting will be featured at the Parley Air Station in Honolulu next to the Bishop Museum. A percentage of the purchase of this painting will go to the conservation efforts by

Date Finished: 10/24/2023

Size: 10″ x 19.5″


  • Oil Paint
  • Up-Cycled Plastic Panel Primed
  • Varnished with Gamvar by Gamblin

If you would like a print of this painting please send me a message with what size you would like here.

The Creation Process