Clownfish

clown fish painting

© Copyright 1998 – Present

Size: 9″ x 12″
Support: Canvas panel board
Description: A rendition of a Clownfish swimming among sea anemone. This painting sold to a private art collector in Texas.


Artist Comments: Clownfish are a salt water fish. They are also called Anemonefish because they are often found living among the sea anemone. They are colorful little sea creatures that come in a variety of colors: yellow, orange, or a reddish or blackish color, and many have three white bars or patches of white depending on the species. Clown Anemonefish prefer the warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, as well as  the Great Barrier Reef and the Red Sea. They are not found in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, or Mediterranean Sea.

My painting makes this tiny fish look much larger than it really is, as they only grow to between 3 and 7 inches in length. I was visiting a pet shop with my kids one day where some of these where fish on display. I was simply amazed at how tiny these wondrous sea creatures actually are!

Some Interesting Facts About Clownfish

  • All Clownfish are born male. Later after maturity, some will become female.
  • They typically eat algae, zooplankton, worms and small crustaceans.
  • Clownfish live in a “symbiotic” relationship with their host anemones.
  • They are extremely aggressive fish and will defend their territory and the sea anemone that they live in.
  • The Clownfish will live up to 5 years in captivity and up to 10 years in the wild.

More information and photos of Clown Fish can be found here.


Oregon Coast South of the Sea Lion Caves

OR coast seaside painting

© Copyright 1977 – Present

Size: 9″ x 12″
Support: Canvas panel board
Description: An early painting by the artist depicting the Oregon coastline. This painting is owned by the artist’s daughter and is part of a private collection in Texas.


Artist Comments: This ocean wave painting is one of my early paintings just starting out as a professional artist. It shows the Oregon Coast looking south from the “Sea Lion Caves” towards Cox Rock. Cox Rock is one of thousands of islands which sits off the Oregon Coast. It is nearby to Sea Lion Point and Heceta Head.

The Sea Lion Caves is America’s largest sea cave and is located about midway on Oregon’s 400 miles of shoreline. It can reach from the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway U.S. Highway 101. For more information about the Sea Lion Caves visit their website.

There isn’t a lot of information about Cox Rock. What I have learned is it is an island off the Oregon Coast and which isn’t easily assessable if you want to explore it and it’s hard to find. Visitors to the island will probably want to use their GPS to guide them there. Coordinates are below.

Facts About Cox Rock, Oregon

  • Coordinates: 44.1109544°N, -124.1262313°W
  • Approx. Elevation: 75 feet (23 meters)
  • USGS Topo Map Quad: Mercer Lake
  • Feature Type: Island

Other Paintings of Oregon Scenery

I used to live in Oregon and have found it to be one of the most beautiful places on earth to live and paint. I’ve painted several paintings of Oregon scenery, some of which are listed below.


Covered Bridge of Lane County Oregon

covered bridge painting

© Copyright 1997 – Present

Size: 12″ x 9″
Support: Canvas panel board

Artist Comments: One of the many things Oregon is known for is its covered bridges. Lane County seems to have an abundance of them. My friend Judy and I had a delightful time one autumn day discovering some of those bridges. The covered bridge depicted in this fall painting is Earnest Bridge over the Mohawk River.

You can find out more about the historic bridges of Lane county here.

Note: This painting sold to a private art collector in Texas.