Budi the Orangutan
In 2015 I was deeply moved by the story of Budi, a young orangutan rescued from the illegal pet trade by International Animal Rescue.
I decided to paint his portrait as both a homage to his strength and as a symbol of hope. Prints are available on my etsy with half of proceeds donated to IAR for his continued care.
"Budi" has been exhibited in New York and Chico, CA