Cali was born in 2003, in a stranding center when her wild mother gave birth prematurely and died of Domoic acid poisoning, and is a young, mature female California sea lion. She is always eager to learn, and has a very playful, creative personality. Therefore, she is also a natural artist at heart. She learned to paint in August 2009 by holding a paintbrush in her mouth and moving it across a canvas in a freestyle manner. Cali's paintings are each abstract and unique. The paintings vary in terms of the number of colors on the canvas (usually two to four colors) and the size of the canvas (we offer small, 9"x12", and large, 12"x16",options). The price for each painting is dependent on the number of colors and the size of the canvas, as well as the intricacy of the painting and its visual appeal. Prices start at only $25 (plus shipping and handling). This is a bargain compared to the prices of animal paintings at most zoos and aquariums, which typically cost more than $100. Each painting is numbered and comes with a photo of Cali painting it as a certificate of authenticity. The paintings you see below are the ones that we currently have for sale. Feel free to check back frequently to see what new pieces our young Picasso has created! To learn more about her as an individual, please feel free to visit Cali's webpage.
Cali #26 "Emerging Phoenix" 9x12
Cali #37, "Dark Emergence" 9x12
Cali #43 "Ceremonial Warrior" 9x12
Cali #48 "Someone's Watching You" 9x12
Cali #50, 9x12
Cali #65, 5x7
Cali #71 "In the Mist" 9x 12