I was sketching at my campsite in a southwestern desert park when a Common Raven stopped by for a visit. While the raven was perched on the metal fire pit, I was reminded how intelligent and adaptable this species is. Unlike other species, including humans, ravens will probably have little trouble adapting to the changes in climate that our massive output of carbon pollution is causing.
This painting is part of the Artists for Conservation 2018 Exhibit. It was purchased by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for their permanent collection.