Shape-shifting is a common theme in folklore. In its broadest sense, it is a change in the physical form or shape of a person to an animal, plant, or inanimate object. Almost every culture around the world has some type of transformation myth, and almost every commonly found animal probably has a shape-shifting myth attached to them. These images were inspired by Celtic and Native American legends.
Above is a small selection. All of these are oil paintings and range in size from 20" x 24" to 36" x 48".
This series of abstracts was inspired by lichens on ancient standing stones I have visited in England, Scotland, and Wales. Above is a small selection. All are mixed media and range in size from 6" x 6" to 48" x 48".