by Rod Frederick
Original Retail Price $195.00
SMALLWORK CANVAS EDITION
Limited Edition of: 75
Image Size: 6"w x 20"h.
The cardinal's flamboyant red coat, distinctive black mask and spiky crest make him one of the most readily recognized birds. Originally found primarily in the south, they have extended their range northward to include most of the central and eastern states and parts of Canada. Unlike most songbirds who sing only in spring and summer, cardinals continue to sing throughout the year. Their brilliant color and musical voice make them welcome visitors to backyard feeders all year long.
This Anniversary Fine Art Canvas Edition of Winter’s Brilliance showcases a classic Rod Frederick painting format of extreme vertical design. If you have a unique, upright space that you haven’t been able to fill, Rod Frederick’s Winter’s Brilliance is the perfect fit.
The serene outdoors seem at odds with the wild and crazy character of this artist, who is as famous for his paintings as he is for his sense of humor and gaudy shirts! If seen on his constant excursions into the wilds, many a collector would tell of an eccentric pirate come to life, only this swashbuckling, seemingly fearless explorer was more anxious to gain and share the treasure of knowledge rather than riches. "I grew up in a house full of pets," he says. "My mom had a degree in fine arts and although my dad was a lawyer, he was a weekend painter." So his love of animals and art was sown early (also inspired when he received a gift of Roger Tory Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds) and he attended Willamette University with a major in art and a minor in biology. "So I could know my subjects outside and in," he says. He put that education to good use as he embarked on a fine art career that would allow him to do what he enjoyed most; explore and learn. Frederick built his house in the middle of the Oregon wilderness and filled it with birds and animals. He’s hiked and camped in mountains and forests throughout the northwest U.S., Central America and East Africa. He knows the lakes and mountains as well as he knows the plains and deserts, not to mention almost all the creatures who live there, from the smallest bird to the largest elephant. And he will paint them on whatever size canvas suits them best. In addition to his peaceful views of animals in their natural habitats, he is also known for his paintings’ many different sizes and shapes—each chosen to best suit his perfectly balanced images of wildlife and wilderness.