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Over 360 spectacular art pieces are accompanied by personal statements from 74 artists in this curated selection of contemporary works. The artists, who come from across the United States, and from places such as New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom, all convey their respect, enthusiasm, and personal connections to wildlife. A wide range of styles and media is covered including photography, glass, relief woodcarving, mosaics, pastels, oil, watercolor and acrylic painting, bronzes, stoneware, terracotta and porcelains, ink, graphite and colored pencil, digital illustration, felted sculpture and fabric collage, and more. Examples of wildlife presented are bears, birds, elephants, monkeys, pandas, tigers, foxes, wolves, owls, seals, and even insects. This book is a great gift for wildlife and nature enthusiasts, interior designers, museums, art collectors, art educators, and artists.
Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 361 color photos | Index | 208 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348648 | Binding: hard cover
Cindy Ann Coldiron is a Kentucky native whose grandmother, Bertha Stafford, instilled in her a love of creating things at an early age. She has been photographing wildlife and flowers since she received her first camera in the 1970s. As a recycled glass artist and photographer, her art often reflect her interest in “green” issues and nature. Her glass art work has been exhibited in more than 75 juried and invitational art exhibitions and she has received magazine and newspaper press, a competitive art grant, and awards. Her recycled glass sculpture is in the collection of the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky and she has served as an adult education art instructor. She currently resides in Northern Virginia. This is her third book for Schiffer Publishing.