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The View From Here

Avens Gallery 30×72, acrylic on GC, $4500 CAD The idea for this painting came to me at a time when my own child was finding herself up metaphorical trees. The mother bear is a bit anxious with her cubs’ newly found freedom.

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Animal Magnetism

Avens Gallery 18×24, acrylic on framed canvas, Sold Wandering up a pathway in the woods, the wolf sees us and halts for a moment…

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Non Typical Black Bear

Gainsborough Galleries 22×28, oil on FC, $1950 CAD   This bear came to me one night while I was sleeping. His coat was comprised of an armour of paint, in brilliant colour, it moved as he did, similar to chain

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Rookie

Gainsborough Galleries 12X16, oil on GC, Sold After painting a few very intense wolf paintings, I couldn’t resist painting a light hearted, sweeter version of the wolf. This little guy is attempting to be just as serious and intimidating as his older

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Defender

Gainsborough Galleries 30×50, oil on GC, $2650 CAD The Ram is surefooted on rocky terrain, and creates his own path where none exist. They live in large herds, frequently seen by the roads here in the Rockies. The Rams within the herd defend their rights

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Showdown

Avens Gallery 24×30, oil on GC, $1575 CAD   Poised, having spotted his opponent, the buck readies for a fight. This was painted on a weekend paint getaway. I anticipated it was the least likely painting to turn out half

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Prairie Clipper

Gainsborough Galleries 11×14, oil on FC, $825 CAD   We are fortunate to see deer all over the place here in Okotoks. I remember once seeing deer in tall grass. Their bodies were obscured, although I could see five pairs

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Lookout

Gainsborough Galleries 24×20, oil on Framed Panel, $1650 CAD These cats are very hard to catch a glimpse of in the wild. If our own pet cat, Mr. Right, is any example, that means they are all silently watching US from

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Alone

Crystal Lodge Gallery 24×48, acrylic on GC, Sold A white wolf howls in the chilly mountain air. It is titled “Alone”, after a song on Nick Cave’s new album. It is a haunting lament. He is calling.

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Afternoon Delight

Hampton Gallery 24×30, oil on C UF, $1575 CAD Grizzly bears are able to make many expressive faces. Sometimes it is hard to resist painting the funny ones, and when the expression is in alignment with my own current frame of

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Scent of Winter

Gainsborough Galleries 24×30, oil on FC, $2100 CAD   This bear had a massive head. He was huge and beautiful, which I tried to convey by slathering the work with heaps of paint. He appeared calm and wise. Conveying the

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Stealth

Gainsborough Galleries 30×50, oil on GC, $2650 CAD The eagle is a beautiful and powerful bird, and here it flies, confident and sure, even in darkness.

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