Pan Troglodytes


About The Artwork

An artist friend is selling paintings of chimpanzees in Honolulu and they sell really well. He, and everyone else, calls them monkeys but they are apes. The joke is that he tries to get me to paint monkeys because they sell so well.

But I see the monkey as a metaphor for what I love to do, what I”m good at, and what people want buy. I need to find my own “monkey”.

Can you find the monkey in this painting?


Date Finished: 10/16/2023

Size: 6″ x 12″


  • Oil Paint
  • Gesso Primed Wood Panel
  • Varnished with Gamvar by Gamblin