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Rod Frederick - NORTHERN LIGHT -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop

by Rod Frederick

Original Retail Price $165.00
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Limited Edition of: 1500
Image Size: 20 3/4"w x 26"h.
Published: January 1987

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The cool timberlands of the north are home to some of the most interesting and elusive creatures in the world. The moose is not only the largest member of the deer family, but its appearance and habits are quite different from any other animal. Its looks are deceptive; its manner often unpredictable. A bull moose may stand over seven feet tall at the shoulders, his big ears and long legs giving an almost awkward impression. But the moose is anything but awkward. The long legs enable him to move easily in deep snow and wade through ponds and streams. The moose is very much at home in the water, often diving completely below the surface to shag the hard to reach plants.

Soon the waters will freeze up. The warm rays of the morning sun are melting the frost from the leaves but signs of winter become more obvious every day . . . winter comes early in the North.

Rod Frederick
The serene outdoors seem at odds with the wild and crazy character of this artist, who is as famous for his paintings as he is for his sense of humor and gaudy shirts! If seen on his constant excursions into the wilds, many a collector would tell of an eccentric pirate come to life, only this swashbuckling, seemingly fearless explorer was more anxious to gain and share the treasure of knowledge rather than riches. "I grew up in a house full of pets," he says. "My mom had a degree in fine arts and although my dad was a lawyer, he was a weekend painter." So his love of animals and art was sown early (also inspired when he received a gift of Roger Tory Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds) and he attended Willamette University with a major in art and a minor in biology. "So I could know my subjects outside and in," he says. He put that education to good use as he embarked on a fine art career that would allow him to do what he enjoyed most; explore and learn. Frederick built his house in the middle of the Oregon wilderness and filled it with birds and animals. He’s hiked and camped in mountains and forests throughout the northwest U.S., Central America and East Africa. He knows the lakes and mountains as well as he knows the plains and deserts, not to mention almost all the creatures who live there, from the smallest bird to the largest elephant. And he will paint them on whatever size canvas suits them best. In addition to his peaceful views of animals in their natural habitats, he is also known for his paintings’ many different sizes and shapes—each chosen to best suit his perfectly balanced images of wildlife and wilderness.


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