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Bluebird by Andrew Denman <Back to Thumbnails "Postmark"
10 x 8"
Acrylic on Cradled Board, 2013
Bluebird

SOLD
This piece will be sold by draw on December 14th at "Small Works 15," a discerning selection of small originals by fifteen of America's finest artists, at the Greenwich Workshop Gallery, Seymour, Connecticut. Preview the show online begining December 7th by following the link below.
Visit Greenwich Workshop Gallery online for more information.

In July of 2013, I had my first major exhibition at Astoria Fine Art in Wyoming. I had been working non-stop on new pieces for over five months, and I was desperately in need of a break, so I decided to take the opportunity of my visit to Wyoming to take a little side trip. I’d had a standing invitation to stay with fellow artist, Julie Chapman, and her husband near Missoula for some time, and this seemed like the right opportunity to take advantage of their offer. I always enjoy visiting new places, especially when staying with friends, because this kind of “back stage pass” helps to avoid the tourist experience in favor of something more intimate. I had a wonderfully relaxed five days, with plenty of excursions to observe and photograph wildlife, visits to a museum and gallery or two, but more importantly, some much needed down time. Julie’s home is very much, from the standpoint of a Bay Area native, in the middle of nowhere, so my unscheduled time was often spent wandering in the woods around the house following glimpses of the occasional chipmunk or bird. I spent several hours staking out a bluebird nesting box, watching its inhabitant flit from the box to a favored white fencepost and back again. This experience certainly inspired “Postmark,” but the loose, light, and unrestrained attitude of the piece is indebted to good friends and a sorely needed vacation.




















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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