The DNA of gorillas is 95-99% the same as that of humans, so it's no wonder I am drawn to them. This portrait is of a majestic silverback male. These mountain gorillas are listed as critically endangered.
This is part of my ongoing series of endangered species. Sadly ironic that I'm painting my favorite animals for this series.
8" x 10" Oil on linen
Rhea Groepper Pettit
New works, new ideas.