Wildlife and nature have been the muse of artists for centuries. Wildlife artists capture the sensation of being close to nature and allow us to bring it home. Discover some of the wild stories behind these works of art and how artists Cathy Sheeter and Trevor Swanson bring them to life.
Though art has always been a part of Cathy Sheeter’s life, she didn’t set out to have a career in it. She was headed toward the sciences––more specifically, animal sciences. And as she tells it, it was only through serendipity that she ended up as a career artist. While the career path may have come […]
With the beautiful glow and crisp air of fall now upon us, it’s a beautiful time of year to get out and explore nature. And that’s just what this issue of Art Connection is all about! In this issue, you’ll find: A spotlight on artist Martin Blundell A feature on artists who focus on nature […]
Nature has long been the muse of many artists. The source of beauty is endless. Whether it’s the way the shadows and light play against each other, the vibrant colors married with the softest pastels or the unending textures in the flora and fauna, the natural landscape brings the senses to life. The animals and […]
“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to […]
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”—Frank Lloyd Wright Artists have long been drawn to nature as a source of inspiration for their art. Prehistoric art dating back 45,000 years features wild pigs, and the famous Lascaux cave paintings depict horses, bulls and cows. Nature is ever-changing, and thus […]
Everyone’s journey in life takes a few twists and turns, especially those who choose to pursue art. Take Cathy Sheeter, who grew up in a family that encouraged her creativity from a very young age. In fact, one of her earliest memories consists of her holding crayons. Cathy’s mom even made a point to draw […]