Black bear is a relatively common species in North America and more so in Smith’s home state of Montana where he is fortunate to be able to do field work practically (and sometimes actually) outside his back door. An accomplished wildlife painter, Smith captured the essence of this bear’s heft and character in this 10x10” original painting. “I feel the pose is somewhat anthropomorphic,” says the artist, “and therefore people are attracted to the composition.”
This entry in a recent miniature sale and auction sold quickly, but we were fortunate to capture it for a Greenwich Workshop SmallWorks™ giclée edition so that a handful of collectors can own it as well. Daniel Smith is just home from his seventh Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles where he won the 2011 Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award, given in recognition of exceptional artistic merit.
Sizing & Pricing: Logging On
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée
Canvas: limited to 150 s/n.
10"w x 10"h.
Daniel Smith, one of America’s foremost wildlife artists, enjoys wide acclaim for his depictions of the natural world. He is inspired by his surroundings in southwest Montana and paints from personal experience. He also has had a lifetime fascination with Africa and travels there frequently seeking artistic inspiration. Daniel has been painting fulltime for over twenty years. His works are in the permanent collection of The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and The Wildlife Experience. Daniel participates annually in the Masters of the American West exhibit at the Autry National Center and the Western Visions exhibit at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. He has won numerous awards from The Society of Animal Artists as well as being chosen as “Artist of the Year” for several conservation organizations. Throughout his career Smith has used his art to aid and endorse many conservation efforts. He feels indebted to the natural world that has been the sole inspiration for his award winning career.
Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award for his original painting, Heavy Hitters at theMasters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Saleat the Autry National Museum. 2009
The Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award for his original painting Still Water Crossing at the Quest for the West Art Show at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Peoples Choice Award for his original painting Saturation Point, at the Western Visions: Miniatures and More Show & Sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art
Gold Medal Winner for his original painting Duma, at The Greenwich Workshop Gallery's SmallWorks North America Show.
Artist of Distinction award at the Quest for the West Art Show at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. This award was presented to the artist with the best overall body of work exhibited in the show