Guardians of the Everglades®

To introduce the public to the fragile beauty of the Everglades and its unique ecosystem; to honor today’s leadership in conservation and restoration through great art and compelling human stories; and to encourage the public and policy makers to participate in the protection of the Everglades.

Portrait of Activist Mary Barley Revealed in NYC and Other News

Portrait of Activist Mary Barley Revealed

Activist Mary Barley Portrait by Nicholas Petrucci

Activist Mary Barley, the eighth Guardian of the Everglades portrait to be completed by Nicholas was revealed November 11th at the Atlantic Salmon Federation dinner at the Mandarin Oriental NYC.  Nicholas “revealed” Mary’s portrait with a page in the event program, but the official unveiling of the 6 x 4 foot oil portrait will be at the Everglades Foundation sponsored reception January 8th at the annual Everglades Coalition Conference next year to be held at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

Mary was named “Hero for the Planet” by Time magazine for her pioneering work to save the Everglades. Mary calls herself a rabble-rouser. “To make change you need to be a rabble-rouser.”  Though soft-spoken Mary is a force of nature when it comes to environmental protection and well deserves to be a Guardian of the Everglades.

New York Dinner:

Everglades Coalition Conference Brochure:

Just released and highly recommended:

Aletta de Wal's new book My Real Job is Being an Artist - How to produce a body of signature art and build the foundation of an art business.

Why buy this book when you could buy more art materials instead?

Nicholas and I LOVE buying art materials, so I know this is a hard choice.

But what if you could learn more about how to use those materials to make more art so you could make more money to buy more art materials?  

Over all the rewarding years of coaching entrepreneurs and working with visual artists, Aletta de Wal has gained many solid insights while helping them build professional art businesses that last. In this book, she shares those with you. 

Learn more about the book here, or, click the image to order it for $29.95.

PORTRAITS & COMMISSIONS - New Page on the Nicholas Petrucci Web Site.

Look, comment and pass the link on to your friends and colleagues who may be interested in a commissioned portrait or other painting.  “As Guardians of the Everglades nears completion, I am ready to return to my first love, commissioned portraits and other paintings.”  Naples is in a building boom and many new residents are looking for unique art for their homes and businesses.  Designers, call for your individual meeting to see how we can work together to serve your clients.

Nicholas was recently interviewed by CreativInn. 

if you missed it, read it here:

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