The Crown (c)2017 9.5x7.5 $900 colored pencil
Sometime around 1875 Elias J “Lucky” Baldwin brought over from India a modest number of peafowl for his ranch in Arcadia. After he passed away his daughter sold off the ranch to the state of California and Los Angeles county, which together bought 111 acres. The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden was then created and is an official wildlife sanctuary with some 250 different species strutting the grounds of the arboretum!
I love seeing these residents every time I visit the arboretum, and no matter how many times I have seen them through the years, it's still thrilling!!
Come out to the LA Arboretum and Garden in Arcadia, CA on March 25th for Peacock Day!! The Pasadena Society of Artists Peacock Exhibition is in the library with the reception from 5-7pm