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Rod Frederick - AUTUMN TRAIL -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          AUTUMN TRAIL
by Rod Frederick

$195.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 850
Image Size: 44"w x 7 1/4"h.
Published: September 1996


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"This image was inspired by a visit to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The area is well known for elk-watching in the winter, but I also love the fall florae, so I combined the best of both worlds. Not only do I enjoy creating print shapes that best communicate the look and feel of whatever I am painting, but I also like to fill the image with little extras that you can discover each time you look at the print. In this case, look for bald eagles nesting in Douglas fir trees and even a white-breasted nuthatch. Fine art can be just like nature: there's something new, interesting and exciting every time you look carefully."


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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