Celebrating Wildlife Art & the Sporting Life

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Underneath and Above

SEWE counts it a great privilege to showcase an expansive collection of wildlife art from premier painters and sculptors in the genre. While the pinnacle of our year occurs in February when artists and collectors gather in Charleston, we represent artists and source new work year-round. We look forward to celebrating these new works with you throughout the year, and hope they bring you the same inspiration as they do us.  Stay tuned as new works will be released bi-monthly. See all available works at the Fresh off the Easel gallery.>>


FRESH OFF THE EASEL WITH CHRIS MAYNARD

UNDERNEATH AND ABOVE
Naturally Shed Rattlesnake Skin, 12×18, $4,600

Chris Maynard, artist and avid bird conservationist, shares his unique art form of intricately carved feathers. To Chris, each feather is a small bit of perfection. to create his shadowboxed feathers, Maynard tediously works with three necessities – eye surgery scissors, forceps, and magnifying glasses. The feathers used are collected from aviaries after natural molting, with no harm to the bird. In fact, many of the owners of the feathers in the art are still alive and well.

“I work with feathers and the process is about flight and transformation. I was looking for balance and found that through the snakeskin. Life is a balance between getting to where we want to be and being where we are.”
– Chris Maynard

Watch Chris’s fascinating  process below carving a turkey feather with a scalpel:

 

 

Also available from Chris Maynard

WAIT WHAT
15×12, $2,400

 

GROUND AND SKY STUDY
5×7, $970

 

Chris Maynard has worked with feathers since he was twelve. His unique feather shadowboxes are recognized by art collectors, bird lovers, and a wide and interesting variety of people from around the world. He only has time to turn a small portion of his ideas, which fill many notebooks, into his shadow box feather designs. His favorite tools are the tiny eye surgery scissors, forceps, and magnifying glasses passed down through his family. Chris combines his strong backgrounds in biology and ecology into not only his art, but also a tabletop book and engaging and informative talks on the beauty, function, and meaning of feathers.

Learn more about Chris.

See all available works at the Fresh off the Easel gallery.>>

 
07
03

Adventure Awaits-Win Big!

Let loose and get outdoors with the SEWE Summer Adventure Raffle. One raffle ticket gives you a chance to win one of 5 prizes including YETI coolers, Williams Knife Co. knives and a 2020 John Deere Gator. Only 350 tickets sold!

BUY NOW before they are sold out.>>

 

OFFICIAL RAFFLE RULES

The SEWE Summer Adventure Raffle is being conducted by The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization under the laws of the State of South Carolina.
There is no limit to the number of tickets one (1) person may purchase.
Raffle tickets are $100.00 each. Raffle tickets may be purchased by credit card via SEWE.com.
All tickets must be purchased no later than September 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST or before a total of 350 tickets have been sold, whichever comes first, to be entered into the drawing. SEWE will not extend ticket sales beyond the current drawing date of September 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Winners need not be present to win. Winners will be notified via phone and email within 7 days of the drawing, and will be posted on the SEWE website and social media platforms.
The prize winner is solely responsible for pickup and/or potential shipping fees of the prize(s).
The First Prize winner understands, acknowledges, and agrees that the First Prize winner is receiving a prize and will hereby release and discharge SEWE, and any additional sponsors, their employees, agents, officers, directors and legal representatives and assigns from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses arising from or caused by the award of such prize, including, but not limited to the payment of any and all taxes that are due.
Prize must be claimed within 30 days of drawing. Any unclaimed prize after that date will constitute forfeiture and be transferred to SEWE as a donation.
The decisions and rules of SEWE are final on all matters concerning the raffle.

 

 
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Fresh off the Easel Gallery

AVAILABLE WORKS

SEWE counts it a great privilege to showcase an expansive collection of wildlife art from premier painters and sculptors in the genre. While the pinnacle of our year occurs in February when artists and collectors gather in Charleston, we represent artists and source new work year-round. All works below are available for sale. Please contact SEWE Art Curator, Natalie Henderson, for more information.

 

 
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The Stalker

SEWE counts it a great privilege to showcase an expansive collection of wildlife art from premier painters and sculptors in the genre. While the pinnacle of our year occurs in February when artists and collectors gather in Charleston, we represent artists and source new work year-round. We look forward to celebrating these new works with you throughout the year, and hope they bring you the same inspiration as they do us.  Stay tuned as new works will be released bi-monthly. See all available works at the Fresh off the Easel gallery.>>

 

FRESH OFF THE EASEL WITH DAVID KIEHM

THE STALKER
11 x 14, Oil on Panel, $2600

“Water, light and reflections have always drawn me to wetlands. Once there, the animals that call the place home become the focus. This green heron became the perfect subject to tie together all the elements that make wetlands magical.”

 

Also available from David Kiehm

WATCHING
8 x 10, Oil on Panel, $995

 

ABOUT DAVE

David “Dave” Kiehm’s realistic painting style comes from a lifetime of observing nature first hand. His love of all things wild translate into evocative images meticulously rendered to capture the intricacies of the animals and their world.

Dave was born in upstate New York and moved with his family to Pennsylvania where he graduated from North Penn High School in their Advanced Art Program. During these years, Dave became interested in wildlife and was rarely seen without his binoculars, sketchpad and pencils. After graduating with high honors from the School of Visual Arts in New York City he worked as an illustrator for wildlife magazines including Sports Afield, Field and Stream and Outdoor Life. He worked for ten years as an Art Director for Danbury Mint.

Dave has been honored with awards nationally and internationally including the prestigious award: “BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year.” The Judges said his painting, Foundation Wall, “…stood out in a competitive category because of its lovely composition, exquisite detail and excellent depiction of light.”

Dave has traveled extensively throughout North America and Europe to observe wildlife and wild places for subjects for his paintings. These paintings have been shown at Marwell International Wildlife Society, UK, Roger Tory Peterson Institute Museum, The Houston Museum of Natural History, The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, and The Nature in Art Gallery and Museum, UK, to name a few.

Dave lives and works in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains of New York with his family, including his golden retriever, Maggie.

Learn more about David Kiehm.

See all available works at the Fresh off the Easel gallery.>>

 
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Cardinal I & II

SEWE counts it a great privilege to showcase an expansive collection of wildlife art from premier painters and sculptors in the genre. While the pinnacle of our year occurs in February when artists and collectors gather in Charleston, we represent artists and source new work year-round. We look forward to celebrating these new works with you throughout the year, and hope they bring you the same inspiration as they do us.  Stay tuned as new works will be released bi-monthly. See all available works at the Fresh off the Easel gallery.>>

 

FRESH OFF THE EASEL WITH EZRA TUCKER

CARDINAL I
11 x 14, Acrylic on Board, $2900

CARDINAL II
11 x 14, Acrylic on Board, $2900

“Cardinals evoke childhood memories of bird watching and my late mother’s support of my art. During the winter months, my mother would put out birdseed and bread in our backyard so cardinals would return and I would have models to base my drawings upon.”

       

 

Also available from Ezra Tucker

FRESH CATCH
40 x 30, Acrylic on Board, $19,800

“The unusual looking pelican is a fascinating and interesting bird to observe. When they are competing for food it is a chaotic event. I wanted to capture a relaxed pair seeming to get along and share a captured fish without combat. The Brown Pelican and the White pelican are beautiful in flight. When I observed my first pelican in flight, my imagination took me to Greek mythology imagery of a flying Pegasus.”

 

ABOUT EZRA

Ezra Tucker’s wildlife art is reminiscent of the descriptive art produced by naturalist like Audubon and Gould. The art of Classical Wildlife artist like Bob Khun, Carl Rungius, Edwin Landseer, Arthur Wardle and Barye has also influenced his style. His depictions like theirs, pulls the viewer into the artwork from curiosity and their desire to be informed. He achieves this with dynamic compositions, unexpected color, lighting, and scale. Ezra’s large scale paintings of birds and mammals give dignity and presence to each creature he depicts. His compositions reflect the classical style of presenting wildlife in a natural state to reveal their natural behaviors and postures. His depictions are alive, animated and appear ready to step out of two dimensions into a three dimensional world. It is obvious from his exceptional drawing skills that his art derives from his acute knowledge from study of each creature and not from a photographers point of view. His challenge and focus is always to define the beauty of each animal. There is a romantic appeal that he achieves with his color palette and lighting of his subjects that is familiar but new to contemporary wildlife art. Ezra’s background as a commercial illustrator and designer gives him the experience and almost scientific knowledge of how to present animals in an iconic or bold manner. His use of earth tones and warm light gives his subjects an old masters appeal that brings warmth to any traditional or contemporary setting when his art is displayed. His art is distinctive and reflective of natural history museum collections. Ezra states, “The challenge I have for myself is to present the beauty and majesty of the animal world in dynamic form to help influence the preservation of our planet varied species through my representation of their nature through my art.

 
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Artists & Exhibitors Apply

Attention all artists and exhibitors – applications are now live for SEWE 2021.

Artist applications are open June 1 – July 31. CLICK HERE FOR ARTIST APPLICATION 

Exhibitor applications are open June 1 – September 1.  CLICK HERE FOR EXHIBITOR APPLICATION

 
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Bottomland Bachelors

SEWE counts it a great privilege to showcase an expansive collection of wildlife art from premier painters and sculptors in the genre. While the pinnacle of our year occurs in February when artists and collectors gather in Charleston, we represent artists and source new work year-round. We look forward to celebrating these new works with you throughout the year, and hope they bring you the same inspiration as they do us.  Stay tuned as new works will be released bi-monthly. See all available works at the Fresh off the Easel gallery.>>


FRESH OFF THE EASEL WITH RYAN KIRBY

BOTTOMLAND BACHELORS
30 x 20, Oil on Board, $4,800

The inspiration for this painting came from Ryan’s own experiences of hunting turkeys throughout the Lowcountry. Moving into spring, with his mind drifting more and more towards turkeys, Ryan painted Bottomland Bachelors, trio of southern longbeards stepping out from beneath the shadows of a massive oak tree overtaken by Spanish moss on a springtime evening.

Watch Ryan’s behind the scenes footage and inspiration behind the painting:

Bottomland Bachelors by Ryan Kirby, 30 x 20, Oil on Board, $4,800

 

Ryan is a wildlife artist who seeks to brilliantly recreate iconic moments from the great outdoors. Working with oil paint, his loose brushstrokes and strong compositions capture those extraordinary close encounters with wildlife. Ryan grew up in Illinois farm country, surrounded by row crops and plenty of wildlife. He now resides in Boone, North Carolina with his wife, Kim, and their two children, Rhett and Brooklyn. When he’s not outdoors you can find him in his studio pushing paint and listening to country music. Ryan’s artwork has raised tens of thousands of dollars for conservation groups, whose missions are close to his own heart.

Learn more about Ryan.

See all available works at the Fresh off the Easel gallery.>>

 
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Season of Plenty

SEWE counts it a great privilege to showcase an expansive collection of wildlife art from premier painters and sculptors in the genre. While the pinnacle of our year occurs in February when artists and collectors gather in Charleston, we represent artists and source new work year-round. We look forward to celebrating these new works with you throughout the year, and hope they bring you the same inspiration as they do us.  Stay tuned as new works will be released bi-monthly. See all available works at the Fresh off the Easel gallery.>>

 

FRESH OFF THE EASEL WITH JIM BORTZ

SEASON OF PLENTY
12 x 12, Oil on Gessobord, $2200

“Spring in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley is something one has to experience to truly appreciate. The vibrant abundance of life is nothing less than astonishing. Herds of grazing bison dominate the lush landscape as their newborn calves romp and frolic nearby. Small groups of young bulls occasionally knock heads, but for the most part peacefully tolerate each other. The older bulls seem to prefer a little space, lazily filling their bellies with tender new grass and enjoying the relative ‘easy life’ for however long it may last.”

 

Season of Plenty by Jim Bortz, 12×12, Oil on Gessobord, $2200

 

A lifelong outdoorsman, painter Jim Bortz relates his unique experiences in the field through brush and oil paint. Adventures in fly fishing, elk hunting, and backcountry camping all lend an unmistakable authenticity to his work. With a bold impressionistic style built on a foundation of solid drawing skills, Jim’s work strikes a balance of honest believability and a fearless contemporary palette. Making his home in Cody, Wyoming near the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park, he has access to all the subjects he loves to observe and paint. Traversing the wild places of the Rocky Mountain West provides endless opportunities for exploration and inspiration.

To inquire about purchasing, please email Natalie Henderson, SEWE Art Curator.

Learn more about Jim.

See all available works at the Fresh off the Easel gallery.>>

 
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2020 Junior Duck Stamp

The 2020-2021 South Carolina Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) art competition results are in. The talent and hard work produced by these K-12 students and their teachers is overwhelming. A big thank you to everyone across the state who participated in this year’s contest. And thank you to SC Ducks Unlimited, the SC JDS sponsor – we could not continue this successful and important program without your support.

Congratulations to Angel Magana Alfaro, age 15, from the Charleston County School of the Arts in North Charleston, SC for being chosen as the 2020-21 SC Junior Duck Stamp “Best of Show”. Angel’s winning entry competed in the Federal judging with all other state’s “best of shows” where the 2020 National Junior Duck Stamp was selected.

“A Serene Swim” 2020-2021 Best of Show by Angel Magana Alfaro
Age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Teacher, Barbara Richardson

 

 

BEST OF SHOW
Angel Magana Alfaro – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC

 

BEST OF SHOW RUNNERS UP
2nd runner up: Sophia  Jones – age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
3rd runner up: Tabby Perry – age 15, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
4th runner up: Neo James – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC
5th runner up: Margaret Truluck – age 12, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC


GROUP I (Grades K-3)
1st
Madalyn A lot – age 9, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Samuel Brown – age 8, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Emma Fenderbosch – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

2nd
Carson Burnette – age 6, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Gibson Priest – age 5, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Jack Robbins – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

3rd
Sterling Doering – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Alaina Naus – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Khalan Ruschak – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

Honorable Mention
Alexa Bean – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Addyson Bergeron – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Eoghan Canales, 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Kody Chewning, 8 – age St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Jaxon Deafenbaugh – age 6, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Caitlyn Jenkins – age 9, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Joseph Lockney – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Weston McGaha – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Abel Najarian – age 6, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Lyla Pusser – age 8, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Home School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
David Rapp – age 7, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Adrianna Sauter – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Benedict Thomas – age 6, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Auston Walton – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Daly Welch – age 8, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Nora Williams – age 9, Carolina Forest Elementary School, Myrtle Beach, SC

GROUP II (Grades 4-6)
1st
Rebecca (Addison) Carpenter – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Margaret Truluck – age 12, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Alyssa Whitaker – age 11, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Home School, Mt. Pleasant, SC

2nd
Mary Ella Grier – age 12, Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Paisley Knox – age 11, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Eleanor Patrick – age 12, Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC

3rd
Peyton Mudgett – age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Olivia Newman – age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Monica Thomas – age 11, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

Honorable Mention
Silas Brown – age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Carter Brundage – age 10, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Harper Burke – age 10, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Sophia Fenderbosch – age 10, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Caroline Folz – age 11, Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Tyler Franklin – age 11, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Brian Inabinet – age 11, Sandy Run K-8 School, Swansea, SC
Braelen Lewis – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Arianna Lynch – age 9, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Alyssa Morais – age 9, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Kristina Mosneaguta – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Cameron Nederostek – age 12, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Cayden Pusser – age 12, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Home School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Ava Reyes – age 11, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Ellen Kate Schwerd – age 11, Carolina Forest Elementary School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Noah Walton – age 11, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

GROUP III (Grades 7-9)
1st
Sophia Jones – age 12, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Angel Magana Alfaro – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Tabby Perry – age 15, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC

2nd
Margaret Brown – age 13, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Neo James – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Loralei Legette – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC

3rd
Abigail Short – age 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Kayla Herrman – age 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Grace Zuo – age 14, Cario Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Honorable Mention
Margeaux Burkhardt – age 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Evelyn Buschgen – age 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Megan Champion – age 14, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Graceyn Corley – age 15, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Tulah Cramer – age 13, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
James Herring – age 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Grace Kristowski – age 13, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Home School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Arianna Mann – age 13, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Katelyn Marshall  – age 14, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Addyson McClure – age 13, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Suttoni Meyer – age 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Kate Nutting – age 13, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Home School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Abigail Poole – age 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Teaghan Rhodes-Enzor – age 15, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC
Reyna Roblero – age 13, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Noel Simmons – age 14, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

GROUP IV (Grades 10-12)
1st
Karra Canady – age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Emma Elliot – age 15, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Alma Lutas – age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC

2nd
Patrick Brophy – age 16, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Michelle “Jude” Mejia-Vasquez – age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Menatalla Shalaby – age 17, James Island Charter High School, Charleston, SC

3rd
Eloise Lyons – age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Connor Smith – age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Dorothea Valero – age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC

Honorable Mention
Carolyn Baker – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Noah Bell – age 17, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Luke Bleyer – age 15, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC
Chase Breeland – age 17, Pathways for Scholars, Conway, SC
Madison Crouch – age 17, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Maya Drake – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Kristen Gouedy – age 17, James Island Charter High School, Charleston, SC
Hannah Harris – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Carolina Hoppmann – age 17, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Jeni Kim – age 18, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Grace Moore – age 18, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC
Ruhi Patel – age 17, Oak Street Academy, Conway, SC
Cassandra Phillips – age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC
Isabelle Rigsbee – age 18, Cynthia Huston Fine Art Home School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Basmala Shalaby – age 16, James Island Charter High School, Charleston, SC
Philia Walker – age 15, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC


2020 Conservation Message Winners


GROUP I (Grades K-3)

Conserve to preserve!
Madalyn Alot – age 9, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

Preserve nature for a better future.
Jack Robbins – age 7, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet,          SC

Don’t DUCK out on me. Keep my home clean.
Carson Burnette – age 6 , Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC


GROUP II (Grades 4-6)

Conservation is important so we can preserve wildlife and the land which it lives.
Ellen Kate Schwerd – age 11, Carolina Forest Elementary School, Myrtle beach, SC

Conservation is the key to a better environment for all.
Emma  Bergeron – age 12, St. Michael Catholic School, Murrells Inlet, SC

Take steps today to protect our future tomorrow
Kristina Mosneaguta – age 11, Michael’s Masterpieces, Sumter, SC

GROUP II (Grades 7-9)
Conservation is important, because if one species of something goes extinct, then it could affect the whole ecosystem.
Brooke Kohn – age 12, Sandy Run K-8 School, Swansea, SC

With the glorious oddness of the Earth, humanity should use its full strength to thwart the potential of extinction lest everything becomes empty and bleak.
Abigail Short – age 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC

Our roots are with nature, let’s keep it that way.
Lauren Holladay – age 14, Charleston County School of the Arts, N. Charleston, SC

GROUP II (Grades 10-12)
Conserve “Teal” you can’t no more.
Noah Bell – age 17, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC

We need to maintain our local ecosystem if we want to keep the future of our wildlife crystal clear.
Alma Lutas – age 16, Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston SC

Wetland conservation is essential for the preservation of the many diverse ecosystems on our planet.
Catherine Weatherford – age 17, Vine & Branches Home Educators, Conway, SC

See all the winning entries here…

 
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Reflecting

SEWE counts it a great privilege to showcase an expansive collection of wildlife art from premier painters and sculptors in the genre. While the pinnacle of our year occurs in February when artists and collectors gather in Charleston, we represent artists and source new work year-round. We look forward to celebrating these new works with you throughout the year, and hope they bring you the same inspiration as they do us.  Stay tuned as new works will be released bi-monthly. See all available works at the Fresh off the Easel gallery.>>


FRESH OFF THE EASEL WITH DANIEL PORTER

REFLECTING
10 x 12, Oil on Panel, $3500

“Not long ago, after returning from a visit to the river I entered my studio contemplating the quiet beauty and regeneration that comes with spring. I contemplated this alongside our current moment in history. As I settled in and began to mix paint, a peaceful inner resolve began to wash over me bringing me to a place of renewed vision where I would come to accept this time we are living in as a gift. I would take this time to reflect. Reflect on priorities, reflect on my days, reflect on all the great blessings of my life. Reflecting is symbolic of traveling the swift river of life, and realizing the importance of moving into quieter waters for a moment if only to consider the blessings, beauty and peace that is all around us regardless of what is taking place in life’s circumstances.”

 

Daniel, a resident of New Brunswick, Canada, is a student of nature, conservationist and outdoorsman. His work is noted for its attention to unique detail which is tempered and evident by his firsthand knowledge and close experience with the subjects dealt with throughout his work. He is constantly immersed in study gaining ever more insight into his practice in art.

“My influences have changed over the years. I’ve had a wonderful journey learning to define what a truly fine work of art is comprised of. My goal is to be clean and simple in my approach, providing the right amount of information in a piece and leaving room for the minds eye to fill in certain aspects with its own interpretations. This inherently leads people to a much greater connection with the work. Being effective this way means giving my subject a solid sense of place in its environment without overwhelming detail. I consider these key elements in the design, execution and hopefully the ultimate success of my paintings.”

Learn more about Daniel.

See all available works at the Fresh off the Easel gallery.>>