This piece was a graduation gift for our daughter, Olivia. She came up with the concept and original sketch, and I took it from there. The dark, mysterious nature of this painting suits Olivia’s secret poetic side. (The side she generally keeps hidden, but it still shows up in her music and writing).

Olivia loves wolves and everything about them; from their haunting, melancholy howls to their bright eyes. She wanted a scene that depicted the unity and togetherness of the family pack. The spirit of the leader, the ever vigilant sentinel that keeps danger at bay, overlooks the entire moonlit scene.
16″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas