Volume I, Number 6, Spring/Summer 2006

 

© Copyright 2005

 

Turtles as Artists

Koopa's paintings now hang in 48 of the 50 states!

Koopa's art has raised over $10,000.00 for turtle rescue organizations.

Koopa is the chelonian half of the duo that is TurtleKiss.com. He is also the world's first internationally collected, professional turtle artist. Koopa's paintings are the finest quality nonhuman-created art available anywhere.

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Mystify. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . .. . . . . . .. . ............... . . Energy

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. ........Symphony. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . ... . .................. . . Lost in Translation

Koopa's first mention on the front page of a major newspaper...click the photo to read the article.

Koopa's paintings have gone to the states shown in red. Places without Koopa paintings (yet) are shown in gray. Koopa's goal is to have at least one of his paintings hang in all 50 states, and at least one on every continent, except Antarctica. No small feat for a box turtle!

Koopa's paintings also hang in Canada, Bahrain, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, Australia, and Italy!A special thank you to all the Koopa supporters in New Bern, North Carolina! To date, 10 Koopa paintings have been sold to residents of New Bern. Thank you!

Celebration 4 - Date of Creation: January 2006

HUGE! 18" X 36" (1.5 X 3 ft) "Celebration 4" was pre-primed with blue paint (which was allowed to dry before Koopa painted). The painting continues around the staple-free edges of the canvas.

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Here are a few progress photos to demonstrate how Koopa paints

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Koopa is under no stress when he paints. The slippery texture is just like mud to him and it is equally safe. Every gorgeous detail is created through Koopa's natural walking motion. He is not coerced, assisted, or guided in any way during the painting process. A Certificate of Authenticity and a CD rom (containing at least 30 photos of this painting's creation) will be included with the artwork.

Here's how "Celebration 4" might appear on your wall (photo may not be to scale). Please note that these photos were taken under artificial light.

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These detail shots should give you a good indication of Koopa's personal style, as well as the vividness and the level of quality you can expect:

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To find Koopa's paintings on Ebay click here. Koopa knows that life isn't so good for all turtles, so 20% of the purchase price from all of Koopa's paintings will be donated to a non-profit organization that cares for sick/injured/abandoned turtles and tortoises.

Please note: We do not condone anyone attempting to use their turtles to paint. What is safe for Koopa is not necessarily safe for other turtles or tortoises. Anyone with concerns about Koopa's safety should read the FAQ before sending me an e-mail. We consider all copycat attempts to be both unsafe and disrespectful to us as established individual artists.


ATTENTION TURTLE OWNERS: Don't use your turtles to paint - it can be extremely dangerous. Please keep your turtles safe and leave the painting to professional turtle artists like Koopa.

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