Scent of Spring - Black Bear by Daniel Smith
With Framing option
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Limited Edition of: 75
Image Size: 15"w x 15"h.
Black bear is a relatively common species in North America and more so in Smith’s home state of Montana where he is fortunate to be able to do field work practically (and sometimes actually) outside his back door. Scent of Spring was painted for the 2015 Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale at the prestigious Autry National Center in Los Angeles, CA. This exhibition challenges 75 nationally recognized artists to exhibit their very best work. Dan has been honored to be included for 12 years running, the last two years his son, Adam, also participated.
Daniel Smith, one of America’s foremost wildlife artists, enjoys wide acclaim for his depictions of the natural world. He is inspired by his surroundings in southwest Montana and paints from personal experience. He also has had a lifetime fascination with Africa and travels there frequently seeking artistic inspiration. Daniel has been painting fulltime for over twenty years. His works are in the permanent collection of The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and The Wildlife Experience. Daniel participates annually in the Masters of the American West exhibit at the Autry National Center and the Western Visions exhibit at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. He has won numerous awards from The Society of Animal Artists as well as being chosen as “Artist of the Year” for several conservation organizations. Throughout his career Smith has used his art to aid and endorse many conservation efforts. He feels indebted to the natural world that has been the sole inspiration for his award winning career.