With the exception of commissioned work, the majority of my illustrations have always been created out of pure whim. In this case, “Confrontation at Percé Rock” came about from a strange dream in which an acquaintance of mine dreamt she stood staring into a pool filled with liquid gold. At the time I had been reading about some of the wildlife in the Gaspe Peninsula located in Canada, specifically near Percé Rock. The small birds you see in the picture are a species of birds called Razorbills which are indigenous to the area, and decided to paint them for no other reason than they looked cool. Acrylic on board, 1999.

Confrontation at Percé Rock