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Brent Townsend - DUSK -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          DUSK
by Brent Townsend

$195.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 1250
Image Size: 33"w x 11 1/4"h.
Published: August 1993


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"I knew I wanted a main center of interest which is the white-tailed buck but I also wanted it to be part of the environment. Anyone who is familar with the white-tailed deer, especially anyone who grows corn, knows that it is one of their favorite foods. I also like the look of dried-out winter corn because when all those stalks are backlit, they become shafts of light themselves. Some of the stalks and leaves are transparent.

"I like intricate, difficult subjects. You either have to enjoy painting all the cornstalks or you leave it alone. It won't work unless you get into creating all the detail. It's almost like doing a jigsaw puzzle - it requires the same thought process but on a different, more artistic level."


Brent Townsend
Many collectors in America are proud owners of one of Brent Townsend’s supremely detailed views of the North American wilderness. But almost every Canadian has a piece of Townsend art in their possession—in their pockets, perhaps, or on a desktop. His is the polar bear image on Canada’s two dollar coin, affectionately known as the "toonie." That is only the latest acknowledgment that Townsend is one of Canada’s favorite and foremost wildlife artists. In fact, he was both the first Canadian and the youngest person ever to be named "Artist of the Year" by the 1989 Western and Wildlife Art Exhibition. Pretty impressive for a man who considers himself essentially self-taught and started selling his artwork in the seventh grade. His lifelong fascination with the details of wilderness and the wealth of wildlife that could be found just outside, started when he grew up in a house bordered by a ravine on one side and a creek on the other. Inspired by Carl Rungius, Andrew Wyeth and other independently spirited artists, he started trying to capture on paper what he discovered in the wild. "I’d rather be out exploring, studying, sketching, photographing and painting," he says, "than discussing history, technique or career." His incredibly detailed, yet clear and precise art has gained admirers across the world. Named the featured artist at the Vancouver International Wildlife Art Show and a participant of the World Wildlife Fund’s "Spirit of the Wild" Show, he was also one of just five artists asked to exhibit with the Canadian Wildlife Art Exhibition in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan.

 

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