“God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things.” ~ Pablo Picasso

The zoo is one of the most visually stimulating places for an artist to visit.  There is something to be said for seeing a variety of animals from all over the world with your own eyes.  I make numerous pilgrimages to the Los Angeles Zoo during the course of a year and I think an annual membership to your local zoo is a great investment for any artist.

The Zoo is actually the place where I developed and refined what I call Simian Style.  It is a quick, but rewarding way to capture the essence of animals who are in constant motion.

For more examples of Simian Style or Simian related works I encourage you to peruse the following at your leisure: