"Frosty Winter" (Wolf) by Bonnie Marris is published from the artist's original painting.
Frosty Winter by Bonnie Marris
“We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be . . .” - Farley Mowat, Never Cry Wolf
A Bonnie Marris canvas is a private moment with the untamed, an intimate glimpse of the elusive side of the wilderness. And to many, the wolf personifies a wilderness complete. Without it there, there is no balance. For Bonnie, getting into a natural environment and seeing the animals on their own terms is as important as knowing the animals themselves.
In Marris’ Fine Art Edition Giclée Canvas Frosty Winter it is easy to see that passion for her subject is only eclipsed by her mastery of the elements of color, composition, light and emotion. Artist, subject and art each aligned in magnificent perfection.
Sizing and Pricing:
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas: limited to 50 s/n. 28"w x 21"h. Issue price: $550
About Bonnie Marris
Bonnie Marris has taken an unusual path into art; she developed her talent by portraying animals “from the inside out.” While she was a student at Michigan State University, Bonnie illustrated several major books. One volume she worked on was a leading expert’s mammalogy text that contained several hundred drawings and detail studies. This massive project attracted the attention of noted zoologist George Schaller, who invited Bonnie to prepare the art for posters that would support his worldwide rare animal relief programs. Beyond academic training and emotional involvement, art requires another element for which there is no substitute: experience. Each year, Bonnie makes two major trips, and countless smaller ones, to observe and learn about the wildlife she loves. In 1980, one such voyage took her to Alaska, where she lived in the wilderness for six months. She recounts, “To get into a natural environment and see the animals on their own terms is as important as knowing the animals themselves. For instance, gray wolves on the tundra—the vast, vast tundra with the wind and other forces of nature at their most extreme—that’s what makes them what they are. To stand not far from a grizzly that is so overpowering, so beautiful and so large . . . to watch it pull up a small tree with a swipe of its paw and just a few minutes later see it delicately picking blueberries with its black lips. . . Alaska changed me; it gave me the biggest incentive to paint and increased my interest in the predators: the cats, bears, coyotes, wolves and foxes. They exist on so many levels. Their moods show in their eyes and we can learn so much from them.”