In 2017, I visited the Dolphin Research Center for the fist time.
I was impressed by this non-profit's enthusiasm and commitment for marine life. Of course, they love dolphins. They are heavily involved in rescue and rehab of wild dolphins, and also manatees and other wildlife in need of help. Animals deemed non-releasable after rehabilitation stay and help educate the public, including dolphins, sea lions, birds, and more.
With so many hungry mouths to feed, they hold an annual fundraising gala and auction. They've invited me to participate the last few years, and it has been quite an honor. Below are some of my paintings that have gone to auction at the DRC: