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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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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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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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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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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Kathy_Partridge_Timeless

Thoroughbred Horses 2013 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Painting images that have been described as “comforting” and “calming”, Kathy Partridge is perhaps best known for her equine and canine subjects, but has always included wildlife in her repertoire as well. In recent years, she has begun to expand her depictions to include much more landscape; indeed…

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Alexander_Phimister_Proctor_Bison

Bison Alexander Phimister Proctor (1860 – 1950) was an American sculptor with the contemporary reputation as one of the nation’s foremost animaliers. Proctor dedicated his life to creating monumental statues throughout the United States. He gave much effort to making available his smaller bronzes to the general public. His work has been avidly included in private collections and museums…

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Wayne_Trimm_Menu_Jackrabbit

Golden Eagle and Jackrabbit 1997 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Through his beautiful paintings of birds and animals, Wayne Timm (1922 – 2017) brought the outdoors indoors. He was born in Albany, New York and used his paintings as a starting point, to explain how all things on planet Earth are interrelated and interdependent. During his…

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George_Edward_Lodge-Landscape_With_Grouse

Grouse George Edward Lodge (1860-1954) wildlife artist, naturalist and falconer, was born at Horncastle in Lincolnshire. He was an accomplished taxidermist, beginning with his first subject, an owl, at the age of twelve. A great sportsman, he particularly enjoyed his annual visits to Scotland and to the salmon rivers of Norway, from which countries he…

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