Peter R. Gerbert © 2024   This original design has been copyrighted by the artist and the image has been digimarked. Not for copy or web use unless permission is granted by the artist. 

   I didn’t realize what a remarkable creature this is, until I was hired to do a painting of one. My research for this painting went for almost two months. Special thanks to Vincent Morris with the Withlacoochee Forestry Center, for helping me find the burrows. As we hiked to them, Vince was identifying all the wildflowers we came across; I was so inspired by it, I tried to include some of them in the painting. (We also banded a Red-cockaded Woodpecker chick, but that’s another story!) Another massive “thanks” to my friend Ginny Stirling Svoboda, for helping photograph some actual tortoises!”    -Peter R. Gerbert

"The Tortoise Tunnel" © Peter R. Gerbert, Florida Wildlife Art

"The Tortoise Tunnel"    © 2024 Peter R. Gerbert
Florida Gopher Tortoise, Zebra Swallowtail -wildflowers include Wild Butterfly Weed, Polygala & Greeneyes

Acrylics on Ampersand Textured-Claybord with sculpted 3-D Texture & UV Varnish     Image Size 11 ½ by 17 ½ inches      Original SOLD       Commissioned by a Private Collector

Numbered only to 100 -total prints signed by the artist. Canvas Prints are now available.

Most of the artist's Original Paintings are sold, but available as Fine Art Reproductions printed on canvas & archival paper, signed & numbered by the artist. Visit the Canvas Prints & Fine Art Prints sections to see all the art that's available for purchase.

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Featured artist of the Florida Wildlife Federation since 1997; a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this artist's Limited Edition Prints directly benefits conservation efforts in Florida.
Featured artist of Audubon Florida; a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the new canvas print “Just One Moment in Eternity” have benefited the society’s conservation efforts

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