Celebrating Wildlife Art & the Sporting Life

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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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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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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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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.>>