Description Chimpanzees are known for their uncanny ability to think, act and behave like humans. They have enormous compassion, they feel emotions very deeply, and they carry one of the closest links to human DNA. When we recognize in them the sentient, loving qualities that we aspire to ourselves, we honor their unique and important place in the Circle of Life.
Debra Saum, Encinitas Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement As an Animal Intuitve who paints exclusively animals, I have numerous telepathic conversations with the animals I paint. Interspecies communication helps me bring to life the true spirit of every animal in each portrait. My "Talking Art" is designed to spark curiosity in the viewer, igniting a desire for higher learning and a delight in the sentient intelligence of all life.