“Bedazzler”

“Bedazzler”
A flash of iridescent blues cuts through the air…. Turquoise, royal blue, and deep purple ….. in an inconceivable combination of colors on the wing. Dropping from its vantage point atop a bush, the Lilac Breasted Roller is on the hunt. Punctuating the East African landscape with its fluorescent prism of colors and harsh call, our safari truck is filled with gasps of wonder at the dazzling sight. Symbolic of their bond as lifetime mates, both male and female wear the same luminous plumage and are quickly favorites among the group. Creating radiant new inks and color combinations to capture this bejeweled creature has pushed me past old boundaries. Still working without washes in the strictest definition of the medium, my pens have been set free from all preconceptions of the term “Pen & Ink”.