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Bonnie Marris - THE FISHING LESSON -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop

by Bonnie Marris

Original Retail Price $145.00

Limited Edition of: 1000
Image Size: 27"w x 18"h.
Published: July 1985

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There is no better parent in the animal kingdom than a wolf. While the pups are growing up, they are showered with care and affection from both parents as well as from the other adult members of the pack. Long hours of carefree play, ear tugging, chewing and group howls are enjoyed by all. A mother wolf dedicates herself wholeheartedly to her pups and the patience, tenderness and joy she shares with them is a beautiful thing to see.

These pups are probably about three months old. Their mother is taking them on a morning jaunt to discover the fascinations of summer. At this shallow spot on the river she let them watch the red darts of salmon glide by beneath the water. The pups' curiosity was bridled by what was, to them, some pretty serious water! By fall they will be old enough to learn their mother's techniques of catching salmon. She wades through the water, herding the fish into the shallows and then snatches them with her paws or teeth.

After their lesson, they return to the pack's rendezvous site where they will sleep away the heat of a July afternoon.

Bonnie Marris
Wildlife artist Bonnie Marris’ fascination with animals began at an early age when, at the age of two, she spent hours in front of the wolf cage at the zoo, enraptured by the animals within. The attention to detail evident in her work is a consequence of long hours studying her subjects in the field and her background in illustration. Bonnie Marris has taken an unusual path into art; she developed her talent by portraying animals “from the inside out.” While she was a student at Michigan State University, Bonnie illustrated several major books. One volume she worked on was a leading expert’s mammalogy text that contained several hundred drawings and detail studies. This massive project attracted the attention of noted zoologist George Schaller, who invited Bonnie to prepare the art for posters that would support his worldwide rare animal relief programs. In addition to her accomplished skill at rendering her subjects and evident affinity for the wild, Marris’ painting requires frequent and substantive field experience. Each year, Bonnie makes two major trips, and countless smaller ones, to observe and learn about the wildlife she loves. In 1980, one such voyage took her to Alaska, where she lived in the wilderness for six months. She recounts, “To get into a natural environment and see the animals on their own terms is as important as knowing the animals themselves. For instance, gray wolves on the tundra—the vast, vast tundra with the wind and other forces of nature at their most extreme—that’s what makes them what they are. To stand not far from a grizzly that is so overpowering, so beautiful and so large . . . to watch it pull up a small tree with a swipe of its paw and just a few minutes later see it delicately picking blueberries with its black lips. . . Alaska changed me; it gave me the biggest incentive to paint and increased my interest in the predators: the cats, bears, coyotes, wolves and foxes. They exist on so many levels. Their moods show in their eyes and we can learn so much from them.” Marris’ works were selected for the 2002-2005 Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage Show.


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