ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.
Saint Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals, the enviroment and Italy. He founded the Order of the Friars Minor, or Franciscans. One of the legends of his life is that one day, while travelling, he happened on a road where the birds filled the trees. He stopped to preach to them and the birds surrounded him and seemed to listen to him, rather than fly away.