Created by artist Patti Dougherty using acrylic paint on paper attached to the wooden turtle shape.
Patti Dougherty: ”The underwater landscape; in particular corals and their fine details are my muse. This painting is a response to the role sea turtles play when they graze on sponges in coral. Most of my references currently are in Bonaire about ten feet below water. Seeing a specific creature I do a painting or two or three- this forces one to really examine a specimen and contemplate the wonder. Please look at the paintings on the page titled Field Work and Inspiration.”
Short Artist Biography
Born in Philadelphia
BFA Tyler School of Art/Temple University
MFA Maryland Institute of Art
Long time visitor to Bonaire
Reef survey volunteer Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire
The size of this artwork is 34cm wide and 28cm high.