My greatest joy is to spend time with rescued wild animals at chosen sanctuaries. This has given me the opportunity to go beyond their physical appearance, my own preconceptions and my fear, to touch the Essence of who they really are. Through my paintings I hope to give them a voice so that you may see and feel this too. In the depth of their eyes we see their individuality, emotions, majesty, beauty, wisdom and intelligence.
Surely mirrored in the eyes of animals is the truth in ourselves, the key to our soul and the spark of our humanity.
“Blaze – you create such beautiful paintings – they enable us to imagine stories in our mind of the animals you paint. The animals connect each of us with our own stories and through their eyes we find a portal to our souls. And there, in the deep recesses of ourselves is triggered the spark of humanity and an understanding of what we must do to help them. “ ~ Christian