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The Sublime

by Daniel Smith

The lion, Panthera leo, is one of nature’s most perfect creatures. In the lion, one may find strength, grace, intelligence, beauty, nobility and utter and exquisite laziness.The lion is so convincing in his perfection that he has managed to become crowned “King of the Jungle,” when in fact lions can currently be found in the wild only on the grasslands. Daniel Smith has perfectly captured the glorious, arrogant perfection of the lion
in his newest painting, The Sublime. Smith has portrayed an idyllic moment, where the greatness of the animal kingdom meets with the shining light of the heavens.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 200 s/n.
10"w x 9"h.
$195 $225 CDN £130
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Arriving January 2007

 


Retreat from the Heat

by Daniel Smith

Acclaimed for his renderings of the natural world, Daniel Smith is recognized as one of the country’s foremost wildlife artists.The surroundings in his native southwest Montana continue to inspire him and provide him with the opportunity to paint from personal experience, which gives his work both striking detail and stirring realism. Smith admits an attraction to predators and dangerous game and his affinity for great bears is apparent in Retreat from the Heat.

As the harsh morning sun heats the earth, the only cool surface available to this magnificent grizzly bear is a chilly mountain stream.The wet fur on his belly and legs attest to the bear’s love of the water as he wades in with his massive front paws.The water itself looks so inviting and the sun, so harsh, that you may have to stop yourself from attempting to share this grizzly’s Retreat from the Heat.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 150 s/n.
18"w x 12"h.
$345 $395 CDN £230.
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Arriving January 2007



Daniel Smith: The Allure of Africa

Wildlife artists Bev Doolittle, Rod Frederick and Daniel Smith have two things in common: they are all native North American wildlife artists and they all find constant inspiration in Africa. Daniel Smith in particular has devoted a great number of his paintings to African wildlife and spent the requisite amount of time seeking them out in their natural habitats. “The closer you are to its environment,” says Smith, “the better you’ll be able to portray the subject.” The variety found in Smith’s animal subjects is a testament to the abundance and diversity of wildlife native to Africa, perhaps the greatest in the world. “Compared to North America, there’s an astounding amount of game in the game parks, ten times what you’d see in Yellowstone. There are huge populations of animals and a lot of interaction between predator and prey—things you don’t see here unless you’re super-lucky. The natural world is about being in the right place at the right time,” and in Africa, one’s chances of being in the right place are overwhelming. Even on a slow day, you see a lot.” In addition to the fantastic density and diversity of game, marvels Smith, “the animals are so incredibly specialized and exotic.We have some great animals in North America, but Africa is unique. It’s one-stop shopping for the wildlife artist.”




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Fatal Attraction
by Daniel Smith
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Double Trouble
by Daniel Smith
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Above the Falls
by Daniel Smith
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Icon of the West
by Daniel Smith
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The Big Dipper
by Daniel Smith
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Sovereign Repose
by Daniel Smith
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