The adorable amphibian shown in this painting is quite small, but absolutely incredible in its sleek, delicate body and pensive expression. The red-backed salamander is a precious inhabitant of our natural world, and its recent population decline can tell us much about the viability of our eastern forests. Acid rain is affecting the maple-dominated home of this tiny Being, and "Home for Salamander" will help educate others so that humanity can abate this threat, affecting many aquatic and forest ecosystems. Each drop of water that falls from the sky should be pure and clean and sparkling. I feel very fortunate to have studied these elusive, yet special creatures during this creative process. They are helping us to understand. For more information, please go to www.studiodune.com.
Rebecca Richman creates works of art in the realist tradition with a subtle, impressionist style to inspire a feeling of oneness with the natural world. Influenced by her love of all life forms, Richman's images mirror the delicate relationships between people, living species and their landscape homes. Her vision of beauty is portrayed by the meticulous use of color, depth, clarity, and light. Through her art, she encourages all people to explore their own intimate relationship with Nature.