Hiding in the Himalayas
The endangered snow leopard is notoriously elusive and rarely seen in the wild. This painting was deliberately designed to highlight the correlations between patterns in nature so often seen in animals and their environment, allowing them to blend into their surroundings undetected. Note the patches of snow reflected in the white sections of the leopard's chest and neck, the flecking and shadows of the granite found reflected in the spots on the face and body, the circular folds of flesh circling within the structure of the rocks. The directioning of the grass was added to highlight this effect. Finally, the blending of muted colors with just the pink nose and green eyes revealing her position.
2013 AFC International Exhibit of Nature in Art.
The model for this painting was Kara from the St. Louis Zoo. Zoo Photographer Roger Brandt was kind enough to share some of his pictures of her. She has since passed on and I'm told this painting is a favorite among her former keepers.
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Available Editions of this Artwork
|Hiding in the Himalayas | Giclee (signed/numbered)
|15.00" H x 30.00" W
|Hiding in the Himalayas | Lithograph Print (signed/numbered)
|12.00 H x 24.00 W