Pigeon Portrait Project
This series of painted portraits will document the individuality of beloved pigeons and doves, whom I will paint in a traditional style. The project is inspired by old masters' portraiture and a desire to showcase the distinctive characteristics of these birds. Often taken for granted and misunderstood, pigeons and doves are intelligent, adaptive, peaceful companions, and devoted mates and parents. They share a long history with humans as one of the first domesticated animals. By sharing each bird’s unique story, the project will also promote awareness of pigeons/doves in need, who often fall through the cracks of parrot-focused bird rescues as well as shelters and wildlife centers. The ultimate goal of the PPP is to inspire admiration and compassion for these wonderful birds, and to encourage people to look at them as individuals. 10% of profits to benefit Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Rescue. This artwork also supports my sanctuary, Olive's Place.