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Silver-Grey Peacock Pheasants by Andrew Denman
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"The Chinquis Three"
17 ˝ x 26” Acrylic on Board, 2006
Silver-Grey Peacock Pheasants
$5,800

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A great deal of credit for this painting and the similar “Goldenrod Gang,” now a part of the Leigh-Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s permanent collection, goes to the hospitality of a charming old man in Castro Valley who has raised these and other exotic peafowl for decades. He allowed me access to his aviaries, where I spent many hours enjoying the bobbing heads, cocky gaits, and glorious plumage of his stunning birds. My primary goal in “The Chinquis Three” was to share the beauty of these amazing Silver-Grey Peacock Pheasants, or Chinquis, while addressing the process of painting itself. As they strut magnificently past the viewer, the birds shift between high realism, stylization, and abstraction, as well as stages of completion. The Silver-Grey Peacock Pheasants, with their already abstractly suggestive plumage, look rather “unreal” to begin with, making them ideal candidates for exploring this nexus of the objective and the subjective.






























Welcome to the online home for artwork by Andrew Denman, a California –based, internationally recognized, award-winning contemporary wildlife artist. Denman primarily paints wildlife and animal subjects in a unique, hallmark style combining hyper-realism with stylization and abstraction. His dynamic and original acrylic paintings can be found in museum collections on two continents and in numerous private collections in the USA and abroad. His clear voice, unique vision, and commitment to constant artistic experimentation have positioned him on the forefront of an artistic vanguard of the best contemporary wildlife and animal painters working today.
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