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Seeing Red

Gainsborough Galleries 24×30, oil on GC $1575 CAD   It is not surprising that as a wildlife artist, I have a deep fascination for cave art, specifically the animals at Chauvet cave, France. Humankind has been painting animals for thousands

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Highly Territorial

Gainsborough Galleries 30×40, oil on GC, $3100 CAD The energy of the wolf is what I’m after in this piece. The colours heighten our emotional response to his very sure gaze, the focus on his face dramatizes the scale, bringing

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A Sleepless Night In Winter

Gainsborough Galleries 24×30, oil on GC, $1575 CAD This painting just happened. It was supposed to be very different, but during the process some wonderful things accidentally happened on the canvas, that just could not be overlooked. It is glazed

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Alfresco

Avens Gallery 24×30, oil on GC, Sold This is how I like to think of bears – quietly dining on flowers in meadows, on a sunny day.

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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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Backcountry

Backcountry Daydream Hampton Gallery 30×50, oil on GC, SOLD Two wolves travelling undercover. It is fascinating how well some animals are naturally camouflaged, blending into their environment. This is played up in this painting, as are the colours. I’ve been studying

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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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Doe’s Champion

Gallery 421 24×30, oil on FC, $1925 CAD  More and more, capturing the movement of the animal is becoming important in the paintings. That was the focus on this one, as well as the unusual vantage point of the viewer.

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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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