Starlings

In 1890, a Shakespeare guild in NYC released 60 mating pairs of starlings to Central Park from England. Their goal was to introduce the birds from Shakespeare's writings, so that when they performed his plays in the park, the birds from his writings would be in the trees around them. This was long before ornithology was as popular as it is today. The short of the story is that birds migrate, and aren't bound to a specific area over time. Forever the opportunists, over the course of the next 50 years as they spread across the country, starlings pushed many native birds out of their habitats forever. Starlings are a communal, highly intelligent and historically opportunistic species.

Square portrait of a starling on a starkly white background. Within the shape of the bird's eye and neck area, it looks to also be the shape of a fish

Starling #1


Acrylic on canvas, 13 x 13 in.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Artist's collection.

Portrait of a starling wearing a heavy brass Conquistador's helmet. The top of the helmet has a metallic-looking figurine of an eagle with its wings spread grasping the helmet's top ridge. This bird is facing to the right with a slight grin on his face

Conquistador 1 of Infinity


Acrylic on linen, 11 x 14 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Available with Conquistador 2.

Portrait of a starling wearing a shiny steel Conquistador's helmet. The top of the helmet has a metallic-looking figurine of a bird of prey's head and beak with its eyes lighting up amber. This bird is facing left and staring at you from the side with a slight grin on his face

Conquistador 2 of Infinity


Acrylic on linen, 11 x 14 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Available with Conquistador 1.

Portrait of a starling wearing a brushed brass Conquistador's helmet. The top of the helmet has a stylized metalic-looking figurine of a very proud peacock with wings . This bird is facing left and staring at you from the side with a slight grin on his face.

Conquistador 3 of Infinity


Acrylic on artboard, 20 x 24 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Private collection in Los Angeles, CA.

Square painting of three groups of three starlings flying through the air with helmets on. Their helmets have figurines mimicking the 52 Pontiac Chieftan's complete with amber face. The closest group is missing a starling, suggesting that you are the third starling in that group in the Power of Three.

The Power of Three


Acrylic on artboard, 18 x 18 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Private collection in Tracyton, WA.

Starling

Awareness


Acrylic on artboard, 14 x 11 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Location unknown.
Starling

Patience


Acrylic on artboard, 11 x 14 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Private collection in Madison, WI.
Starling

No Fly Zone


Acrylic on masonite, 20 x 16 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2003.
Available.
Starling

Mourning Starling


Acrylic on artboard, 20 x 30 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2003.
Artist's collection.
Starling

Starling Love


Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2003.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Starling

Green Starling


Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2003.
Private collection in Las Vegas, NV.
Starling

Blue Starling


Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Los Angeles, CA.
Starling

Starling portrait


Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Starling

The Starling Pact


Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Starling

Starling Totem


Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Available.
Starling

Starling Minions


Acrylic on canvas, 66 x 28 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Available.
Starling

Gravity


Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 12 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
A starling glances backwards quickly

The Glance


Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 15 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Available.
Starling

December Starlings


Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Logging Out shows a starling flying up and away from a world of pixels into a more realistic world.

Logging Out


Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
Painted in Redmond, WA. 2010.
Private collection in Bainbridge Island, WA.

Big Blue us a powerful image of a formidable starling glancing down at you from atop of its mass.

Big Blue


Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
Painted in Redmond, WA. 2010.
Available.