Wild Life and Pets https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/ Wild Life and Pets Night Owl / 2020 SOLD / Original $900 / 20" x 16" acrylic on canvas https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206318398 206318398 Messengers of Change / 2020 Original $1,200.00 / 30" x 24" acrylic on canvas. Description: Ravens. These intelligent, intuitive birds have conjured an array of symbolisms and lore throughput the world for centuries. Across the different cultures ravens are considered a powerful magical presence, messengers between earth and the heavens, keepers of secrets, tricksters, harbingers of change, messengers of death, overseers of spiritual death and rebirth, healers of pain and brokenness, helpers in transition and transformation, and much more. In this painting I see something similar to the way the solstices come in and change the length of day and natural rhythms of life. I see the process of change happening in the colorful layers of paint as meanings and metaphors - from seasonal changes ascending from a misty late-summer morning upward into the winds of autumn that carry our flying friends toward winter and upward still into the celestial heavenly realms of the sun and moon, to metaphoric change of 'what was' into 'what is now' and towards 'what will be' and I also see the effect of the difficult change that the year 2020 has forced into all our lives. We all feel it, change, anxiousness and conflict that's happening all around us, in our day to day lives, in our local settings, our national situations, and in global dynamics and communities. I'm not surprised at all to find myself articulating 'change' on canvas right now...it's the year 2020. https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206347871 206347871 Great Sky Bear: Ursa Major Constellation / 2020 Original $4,200 / 36" x 36" acrylic on canvas https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206168437 206168437 The Longest Night / 2015 30" x 36" acrylic on canvas. The longest night of the year is winter solstice. The next time a full moon will occur during the winter solstice is the year 2094. The moonlight illuminates the night for the lonely swimming bear. Is this the longest night for him because it is the solstice, or is it because in the year 2094 he has lost his home to a warming earth? https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199206761 199206761 The Champion / 2020 SOLD / Private commission / 20" x 16" acrylic on canvas https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206105358 206105358 Heart of the Lion: Leo Constellation / 2019 SOLD/ Acrylic on canvas 48" x 36" - Leo Constellation is one of the easiest constellations to discern in the night sky, and is one of the earliest recognized constellations since ancient civilization. First cataloged by Ptolemy in the second century, much myth and lore have circulated around Leo Constellation through the ages by numerous cultures. But it is Regulus (Alpha Leonis), the brightest star in Leo, that is the true star of the show in this collaged composition. Because bright Regulus sits at the chest of the starry beast, it has been immortalized as Leo?s kingly heart. Known as ?Little King,? it is one of the brightest stars shining at an apparent magnitude of 1.35. Though Regulus has been looked upon as a champion star throughout history, it wasn?t until the sixteenth century that astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus first documented its regal name. Represented in two specific areas of this painting, the stars distinct light spectrum (B7 V) emanates in colorful light refraction. In reality Regulus is not one star but part of a multiple star system consisting of Regulus A, Regulus B, and Regulus C as featured in higher detail in the night-sky box at lower left of the painting. Also featured here is the dazzling dwarf galaxy Leo 1 documented as one degree to the right of Regulus. https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206042961 206042961 Acrylic airbrush on illustration board. Copyright 1996 Lucy West / All Rights Reserved. Contact Lucy West for information regarding image use. https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=72774619 72774619 New Dawn / 2010 20" x 15" Acrylic airbrush / computer generation combination. Copyright 2010 Lucy West / All Rights Reserved. Contact Lucy West for information regarding image use. https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=74106733 74106733 (Otters) 15" x 20" Acrylic airbrush on illustration board. (1996) Copyright 1996 Lucy West / All Rights Reserved. Contact Lucy West for information regarding image use. https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80872598 80872598 Muskox / 1988 SOLD / Acrylic on canvas. Copyright 1988 Lucy West / All Rights Reserved. Contact Lucy West for information regarding image use. https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=72774616 72774616 Freedom of Dreaming SOLD https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201395903 201395903 30" x 20" Acrylic airbrush on illustration board. Copyright 1996 Lucy West / All Rights Reserved. Contact Lucy West for information regarding image use. https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80872599 80872599 Tillie / 2002 15" x 16" Acrylic on wood panel. Copyright 2002 Lucy West / All Rights Reserved. Contact Lucy West for information regarding image use. https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=72774617 72774617 TILLIE (detail) © Copyright 2002 Lucy West / All Rights Reserved. Contact Lucy West for information regarding image use. https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82826932 82826932 15" x 12" Acrylic airbrush on illustration board. (2000) https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80873751 80873751 Jasmine / 2011 SOLD 9" x 12" Acrylic on canvas. Copyright 2011 Lucy West / All Rights Reserved. Contact Lucy West for information regarding image use. https://www.lucyweststudios.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=139257423 139257423