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Knobbed Whelk by PonderosaPower
Knobbed Whelk
A big, old, weathered knobbed whelk shell found on Bald Head Island, NC while I worked on the beach with sea turtles. I found this one early morning after a good storm.

Watercolor and ink
The few of you that follow my work probably noticed a couple themes going on lately... birds and food.

I just finished an internship working with cranes at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species in New Orleans. It was an amazing experience and I've translated a lot of that into my work, with numerous watercolors of cranes and other birds at the institute. I'm not finished... I still have a few more ideas that haven't been put down on paper.

As for the food... everyone gets natural highs in life. I am blessed to feel this way about many things, but two of the causes happen to be finishing a piece of art and eating certain foods. I will slowly be building a portfolio of favorite endorphine-releasing foods.

I just started my avian field tech position in New Mexico, so don't be surprised to find some desert work, and obviously, more birds in my gallery.

I am happy for such a high rate of completed paintings in the last six months, but especially so because I feel I am finally homing in on a more personal style of work. I believe I have several styles of quality work, but I feel like my most recent work is honest, personal, and relieving. I've been waiting for this day for some while, and I'm excited to see where this style continues to take me.


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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I am a recent college graduate serving as a seasonal biological technician (aka nomadic conservationist) until I go back to grad school. I work primarily with endangered species, and have worked in Arizona, Alaska, North Carolina, New Orleans, New Mexico, Washington, Hawai'i, and Georgia. I get a lot of artistic inspiration from my work, but I also get a significant amount from music, stories, and legends. I believe that art and science can go hand in hand, continuously inspiring and complimenting each other.

I spent a year as a glass blowing apprentice and that was one of the most awe-inspiring experiences I've had, but with the economy the way it is, that position was only temporary. I've also dabbled a good bit in printmaking and photography while in school. I admire all forms of art really, but watercolor, although it may not be my strength, is by far the medium I connect with most closely. The properties of water are so wild and uncontained, yet manipulatable; always lucid.

Current Residence: Chandler, AZ
Favourite genre of music: The good kind
Favourite style of art: Impressionism/Expressionism
Personal Quote: "If you never go out on a limb, you will never reach the fruit in life"

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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Professional
Happy year of the fire monkey and many blessings on your house
ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav:, Lauren! :heart:
seek-and-hide Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear Lauren,

Many thanks for your kind attention.5 seconds hug 

PonderosaPower Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
knight-of-sand Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch, my dear friend :hug::heart:!!
D-Goldenheart Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have some amazing works of art mate! Thank you so very much for joining our group! Feel free to submit anything you want in the folders shown in the galleries, and I hope to see more from you in the future!!!
PonderosaPower Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D-Goldenheart Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no problem mate! It was my absolute pleasure to do this!!!
Cuthillius Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haaaaappy birthday to you!
AnthonyKelly Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have some great art, I like your style. Best of luck and keep up the good work.
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