Peter R. Gerbert © 2023      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.     “Original Sold –Commissioned by a Private Collector. Young raccoons leave their nest for the very first time; trustingly they follow their mother on a bridge-like branch over an inky void, with only the full moon to offer assistance. This design and title came to me all at once; after I had personally witnessed young raccoons climbing out of a hole in tree to follow their mother. Thanks to some wildlife rehabilitation friends of mine; I was able to photograph baby raccoons actually posed on a branch, and they hadn't been on one yet! Using my unadulterated photographs, I believe that I really captured their apprehension and courage.”    -Peter R. Gerbert

“In Mom We Trust” © 2009 Peter R. Gerbert

In Mom We Trust © 2023 Peter R. Gerbert

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Original Sold   –Commissioned by a Private Collector
Acrylics on Gessobord –Image Size 20 x 31 inches

The paintings “3 Birds and a Star” and “In Mom We Trust” were both contest winners in the Florida Wildlife Magazine 2009 Wildlife Art Contest; featured in the July /August 2009 issue. Note: the magazine is not affiliated with the Florida Wildlife Federation.

Peter G with a baby raccoon.

Peter R. Gerbert encounters a baby raccoon; doing research for this commission painting.