Arctic Family - Polar Bear w/ Cubs
Original oil painting of a mother polar bear standing right behind her two young cubs and watches over them in a world covered in ice tinted pink by the setting sun. Their expressions are calm and thoughtful. The bears thick coats were achieved through the application of multiple layers of paint and the frozen background was created using careful blending.
Polar bears are found all across the arctic in Alaska, Canada, Norway, Greenland and Russia. They may travel for miles to find sea ice as a platform to hunt seals, which is their main diet.
Polar bears were listed in 2008 under the Endangered Species Act as a threatened species in the US because of the ongoing and loss of sea ice habitats due to climate change.