Charles Timothy Prutzer, Mandarin Drake Study, acrylic, 14×11.
A regular participant in the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s Birds in Art exhibition since 1982, Colorado painter Charles Timothy Prutzer portrays winged creatures as well as animals of all shapes and sizes. He is represented by Hayden-Hays Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO.
Dave Merrill, Chill, oil, 24×18.
Growing up near Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, Dave Merrill caught fish, snakes, and frogs and then sketched his conquests. It’s no wonder that the artist now focuses on the animal world that has intrigued him since childhood. “My goal is to capture the essence of each animal and its personality,” he says. Merrill is represented by Aspen Grove Fine Art, Aspen, CO.
John McCormick, Nightbird, oil, 8×8.
California artist John McCormick celebrates nature with his rich, warm-hued landscapes and close-ups of birds and fish. The artist’s diptych paintings cleverly combine birds with landscapes, and a recent series of his work is displayed on cigar boxes, such as his NIGHTBIRD. McCormick is represented by Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID.
Gary Garrett, In the Shadows, acrylic, 10 1/2 x 12 1/2.
Many of New Mexico artist Gary Garrett’s animal subjects are literally in his front yard. He painted IN THE SHADOWS from sketches drawn while sitting on his front deck. “There will always be at least one deer in the group that has to watch you watching them,” he says. Garrett is represented by G.D. Garrett Fine Art in Ruidoso, NM.