Award winners and finalists are from all over the world and truly represent the outstanding quality of Animal artwork available.
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1st Place - Martin Aveling
Storm Brewing not only has a very strong and stunning composition, it also keeps the viewer mesmerized by the eye of the bird which looks directly at you, yet seems to look beyond and inside everything at the same time. The subtle play of color harmony and the great drawing add to the superb, majestic overall impact of this painting. A very strong work indeed.
Juror - Sabina Haas
2nd Place - Patsy Lindamood
With masterful draftsmanship and superb handling of the pastel medium, Lindamood creates a painting that goes far beyond technical skill. The classical flow of composition, the subdued harmony of colors and atmospheric light play a supporting role to the emotional power of Pondering Diminishing Options. This piece records a fleeting moment of an endangered species with a feeling of grace and magnificence. With strokes so lovingly rendered, no portrait has ever portrayed a more sublime respect for it’s subject.
Juror - Rita Kirkman
3rd Place - Susan Adams
"Reclyning Jaguar" captures vibrant jungle life with mischievously curious monkeys, abundantly colorful foliage, and a luxuriously commanding jaguar. This painting is reminiscent of Frida Kahla who, like Susan Adams, lived in the heat of the of the jungle with the howl of the monkeys. Unlike Frida who took center stage in her paintings while being surrounded by her pet monkeys, Susan’s Reclyning Jaguar shows only the remains of human decadence while the beauty and power of nature prevails. Founder - Charly Swing
Decadent Shelter is an austere Vanitas still-life, pantry style painting that explicitly and morbidly displays death and decay along side a simple reference to naïve humanity. Through this oil painting Chaney Trotter reminds us of the transience of life as humans vainly seek shelter and futile pleasures that ensure cyclical death. ~C. Swing
Milo is portrayed by Dana Hawk in a frontal pose showing the obvious characteristics of a basset hound who appears to be posing patiently for the artist who is commissioned to paint the patron’s pampered pet. The only hint of Milo’s body shape is the masterfully and humorously elongated shape of the canvas featuring Queen Anne wallpaper in the background. ~J. Weismann