Early this spring, my brother and his
wife stumbled upon two baby orphaned raccoons. I quickly volunteered to
assume the role of daddy (and mother) so as to take good care of them.
They were barely two weeks old and kept me up every two hours to feed
them from a bottle and cuddle them. My sister gave them their names;
these masked bandits deserved, Bonnie and Clyde. They were the sweetest
pets I've ever had, and kept me company for weeks in my studio. They're
now living happily with other raccoons on a wildlife refuge and even
though I'm sure they don't remember me, I will always remember the
precious moments I spent with them. I took painstaking time on their
portraits, and I tried to capture their individual personalities. Clyde
had bigger, floppy ears and always had a cute bewildered look on his
face while he followed his big sister around. Bonnie was extremely
curious, very vocal, and was a big mischief maker to say the least.
These paintings of them hold a very special place in my heart, and I'm
so glad you've given me the chance to share these paintings of my kids