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"The Food Critic" by Bonnie Marris




The Food Critic
by Bonnie Marris

Acting like a houseguest who has perhaps stayed on too long, it would seem that this raven has now taken the dinner menu under review. Recognized as perhaps the most intelligent of birds, it would make sense that an evolutionary step in its symbiotic relationship with the wolf would be to formally request the make-up of its next meal or perhaps the inadequacies of the last. Already charged with the care of the pack’s pups, one can only what this canine’s reaction will be when the raven’s haranguing is complete.

Marris’ love for the animals she paints simply oozes out of her work. There is such a familiar, casual nature about her subjects that it feels as if she is painting a good friend she has known for decades. And more often than not, that is most likely true.

Bonnie Marris’ The Food Critic was unveiled at the 2015 Masters of the American West at the Autry Center in Los Angeles. In a room full of spectacular art from wonderful artists, The Food Critic was one of the most popular and bid for works at the show.

 

"The Food Critic" by Bonnie Marris

 

 

Sizing and Pricing:

Greenwich Workshop
Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 45 s/n.
31"w x 19"h. $495



MasterWork™
Greenwich Workshop
Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 15 s/n.
40"w x 24"h (unstretched). $950










About Bonnie Marris

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. Beyond academic training and emotional involvement, art requires another element for which there is no substitute: 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.”

 

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