From the beginning of interior decorating, homes - however humble - have made use of images hung on walls or perched on shelves and furniture. From paintings and cross stitch samplers, to daguerreotypes, to modern photographs and limited-edition art prints, artwork has been a staple of home (and cabin!) décor for centuries.
Wildlife has been a common theme of artists since the earliest cave paintings from the Neanderthal era. And, in the last few centuries, wildlife art has been utilized for decorating manors, mansions, family homes and rustic cabins all across North America and in many parts of the world.
The term wildlife art often evokes images of paintings depicting bears or cougars, and perhaps an elk or an eagle. And, while these are indeed common and majestic subjects of much wildlife art, deer art is perhaps as ubiquitous in wildlife art as the deer themselves.
Wildlife art can feature a variety of elements and, perhaps surprisingly to some, not always with “wildlife” or animals as the central focus. In fact, the animals are often domesticated beasts and not really “wild” at all.
When it comes to wildlife art, most of us may not immediately think of stained glass art.
However, stained glass is a medium that is not only far more “tactile” and versatile than a traditional painting or limited edition print, but it is also uniquely beautiful. The look and visual “texture” of stained glass art pieces are dynamic and vary with the angle and source of light.
When it comes to holiday songs, nothing captures the spirit of the season like the 170 year-old American classic, Jingle Bells. And when it comes to holiday art and home décor, nothing rivals the nostalgic scenes of America’s favorite artist, Terry Redlin. So it is not surprising to discover that these two beloved American art forms have a lot in common.
Wildlife art is a multifaceted investment. When you purchase a signed, limited edition print of beautiful art or an original piece by a known wildlife artist, you’ve acquired much more than “a piece of art.”