This 11” x 14” oil painting was commissioned as a gift for Jack & Suzie Hanna after a trip to Rwanda where they trekked to encounter the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Francois is a friend of the Hannas and caretaker to the Mountain Gorillas that live in the hills of Rwanda. He has studied these gorillas and his signature move on the tour is demonstrating how the gorillas peel back bamboo shoots using their teeth to get to the soft green below the tough exterior. Here, Francois is pictured in his signature demonstration, with the silverback of one of the gorilla families, Charles, behind him.
This commission is a 24” x 36” oil on canvas. This couple requested trees with the feeling of morning light poking through, something that conveys the early morning energy - the calm before the day begins. They also requested that 2 lovebirds be included somewhere in the painting.
This large commission inserts its owner into an epic clash with the Dark Side. It features him dueling Darth Vader on Mustafar, amidst explosive volcanoes. 24” x 36” acrylic and gouache on canvas. Click the image to watch the Timelapse!