Sue_Westin_Rescued

Donkey 2023 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award I was first inspired to paint this rescued donkey for the tufts on its ears and its incredibly shaggy, soulful appearance. My first youthful donkey acquaintance was Pinocchio, a companion for a rarely ridden horse on my grandfather’s farm. Since the donkey’s domestication 6000 years ago, their uses have…

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Douglas_Aja_Legends_of_Amboseli

African Elephants Legends of Amboseli depicts two large bull elephants from the Amboseli ecosystem in southern Kenya. For many years these bulls, named Craig and Tim, have been favorites with tourists. They were often mistaken for one another from a distance due to their tall stature and huge asymmetrical tusks.

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Scott_Yablonski_First_Light

Canada Goose First Light is a celebration of the spotlight effect of early morning light as it illuminates the blue snow of dawn. Aside from the interesting light effects as night turns to day, the Japanese Maple was an integral part of the composition. Its dark trunk and branches in relief punctuated by the drooping…

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Gerald_Painter_Dogtown_Denizen

Burrowing Owl After Montana’s long winters, I always look forward to the return of Burrowing Owls. I consistently find nesting pairs in the First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park which is a short drive rom my home. The comical antics of the owls and the prairie dogs are always fun to watch. The Burrowing Owls…

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Elke_Gröning_Cozy_Cuddling

Little Red Flying-Fox This megachiropteran bat species lives in Northern and Eastern Australia. They like to hang around in groups close together on an individual branch to the degree that it is in danger of breaking off from the weight. They gather sometimes in great flocks of up to 20,000 individuals so that they are…

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Robert_Bateman_Peregrine_and_Wave

Peregrine Falcon & Ruddy Turnstone There was a hurricane passing by the Atlantic Coast of America producing enormous and angry-looking, sand-infused, golden waves, which I prefer to the stereotype, pretty blue. I saw the sculptural effect of the power of those waves and I thought of the famous “Wave” by Hokusai, the great Japanese artist…

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Elizabeth_Pollie_Ring_Them_Bells

Simmental Cow In many European countries, before you ever see cattle, you will hear them. The sound of cowbells pervades the air. This music travels down the mountains and through the valleys. As the herds move placidly through the meadows, they will always tell you where they are as the rhythm of their bodies sends…

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Andrea_Rich_Bison

Bison Since 1980, internationally recognized woodcut printmaker and artist Andrea Rich has traveled the world observing wildlife in their natural habitat. Madagascar, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Africa and Europe are some of the places outside North America that she has visited in search of interesting subjects. She then designs her drawing based upon personal observations…

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Jeff_Birchill_Rock_Crawler

Pacific Giant Octopus 2016 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Jeff Birchill took a 30 year detour from producing fine art to being a commercial artist. When he returned to his first love in 2000 he started sculpting stone seriously, becoming a Signature Artist Member of The Society of Animal Artists (2013), an Elected Member of…

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Dorcas_MacClintock_Prairie_Dog_I

Prairie Dog Dorcas MacClintock is immersed in her love for nature and wildlife. Immersed in the sense of having frequent visits with wildlife, writing about many species and capturing their personalities in her sculpture artwork. In addition to being a long-time member of Artists for Conservation, she actively supports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the…

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