Tag Archives: The Marine Mammal Center

Morro the pelican

I was lucky enough to receive a behind the scenes tour of both our local Marine Mammal Center and Pacific Wildlife Care facilities a few weeks ago to see first-hand all the work that our volunteers do to help the local wildlife. Did you know it can cost upwards of $1200 to rehabilitate a pelican? As mentioned previously, we are seeing a malnourished sea lion pup tsunami here in California due to warm waters.

Anyway, I also met a woman who, in addition to having volunteered for more than 15 years at the MMC, also runs a bird rescue and education operation from her home. I was invited to visit and meet one of her permanent family members, Morro the pelican. He was still sporting some of his beautiful breeding plumage. So, I took lots of photos while avoiding his girlfriend the goose, who was frantically trying to nip my bare legs and toes.

Inspired, here is my 16×20″ acrylic painting of Morro in all his glory.

Morro - Pelican. © 2015 Aprille Lipton. Original 16x20" acrylic painting on canvas.

Morro – Pelican. © 2015 Aprille Lipton. Original 16×20″ acrylic painting on canvas.


Filed under acrylic, Art, Painting

10% of Sales through March 2015 to be donated to TMMC

I’m going to step it up a notch and also donate 10% from any sales from my Etsy shop until the end of March 2015. I’ve just added some new original paintings listings with more to follow. Plus you receive a 10% discount coupon for your next purchase. Time for me to get painting so I have something you want!


Wave After Wave (c)2015 Aprille Lipton

Wave After Wave (c)2015 Aprille Lipton


Filed under Art, Etsy, PMMC