artwork with a mind for conservation.

"America's Fragile Armor. Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)." 11" x 14" Canvas Giclee


America is home to an amazing array of turtles and tortoises. Like other species around the world, many of them are threatened and at risk of disappearing forever. This piece is the second in a series that focus intimately on these animals. 

The Story: This painting was inspired by some of the very same trips to eastern Michigan visiting North American Wood Turtles. Depicted is the fragile ecosystem in which these striking Spotted Turtles live. Floating marsh and sedges grow like a blanket on slow moving water. Here Fringed Willowherb (Epilobium ciliatum) and the Northern Bluet Damselfly (Enallagma annexum) are common and shown along with the striking female Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata).

This Limited Edition Print is printed on 16" x 20" Innova Smooth Cotton Paper. The live area is a 1:1 print of an original oil painting created on panel.. Each print is inspected, signed, numbered and packed by the artist. This painting's edition is only 200 Limited Edition Prints and 20 Canvas Giclees.