A Letter from Our Publisher
Wait until you see what Ive been working on
one of our favorite phrases to hear from an artist. Just through
the tone of their voice over the phone, you can tell that there
is an ear to ear grin on their face. For
the past few years, it seems like every time I speak with Bonnie
Marris, thats how our conversation begins.
Certainly, it was that way with Morning Run. To begin with, the
painting is the largest work Bonnie has ever created. At an impressive
seven feet by five feet, the herd of wild horses racing towards
you at full
speed seems a moment away from running off the canvas. I was told
that when the original was unveiled at Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale
the sense of this was so strong that (subconsciously) patrons gathered
in front of the work, never turning their backs to it.
While the size of the work helps deliver the images visceral
impact, in lesser hands the vast size could cause the painting to
simply not work at all.
First, an artist really hangs out their technical capabilities at
these dimensions. Flaws in concept, design and execution are magnified
by the sheer size of the work. And, because of the breadth of the
work, the artist has to take into account that it is viewed differently
than something at 20" x 16". The scale, in and of itself,
calls for a modification of the original concept so that it works
in its final form.
Secondly, the passion and knowledge an artist has for the subject
is easily scrutinized. If, as an artist, you do not live, love and
breathe the subject matter, at this magnitude it becomes as apparent
as a neon sign at night . A member of the Greenwich Workshop Family
since 1985, Bonnies enthusiastic devotion to capturing the
wild spirit of nature has been one of her most defining qualities.
For our Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Editions we had no choice but
to create this work in MuseumEdition and MasterWork
formats. What a wonderful problem to have! These oversize
formats allow collectors to enjoy the primal impact of Bonnies
original work. Morning Run will be the centerpiece
of any room it adorns.
In addition,The Greenwich Workshop welcomes sculptor Gary Price
to our Family of Artists with this issue of Catalogue. Take a good
look at John Weiss A Big Fish Story, it is perhaps
one of his finest executed paintings weve ever had the pleasure
of producing. In fact, every artist in this, our first Catalogue
of 2007, shows why they are the most sought-after group of artists
any publishing house has had the honor to work with!
Publisher and President
The Greenwich Workshop offers several large-scale editions that
make bold, sweeping
statements. A MasterWork or MuseumEdition makes
an impressive addition to any space. Our Fine Art MasterWorks
are images measuring over 40 inches in at least one dimension.
The MuseumEditions measure over 60 inches in at least
one dimension. Hanging smaller canvases in the same space would
not produce the same magnificent window-on-the-world effect.
With images to please every taste and style, these grand scale
pieces complement any decor and give a sense of proportion to
the larger spaces in your home and office.
Greenwich Workshop MasterWork and MuseumEditions
allow the collector to experience the artists work with
the same magnitude as viewing the original. MasterWork
and MuseumEditions have been produced from the original
artwork of several of The Greenwich Workshops illustrious
family of artists.
by Bonnie Marris
What separates Bonnie Marris from other wildlife artists is not
only her devoted treatment of her animal subjects, but her meticulous
attention to the scenery that frames them.The landscape acts as
a muted but lovely secondary subject in Marris dynamic wildlife
paintings.The horses in Morning Run are the embodiment
of freedom, pounding forward, needing only to run.
The personality of each horse and their motion can be clearly seen:
the strong second-in-command, just behind the leader, jockeying
for position; the skittish and focused chestnut; and the haughty,
almost balletic grays at the borders of the group. Considered individually,
the horses are magnificent; but as Bonnie Marris paints them, as
a herd in motion, they are breathtaking.
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 50 s/n.
60"w x 43"h (unstretched).
$2750 | $3145 CDN | £1780
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 100 s/n.
42"w x 30"h (unstretched).
$1250 | $1430 CDN | £810
Arriving February 2007