SEWE counts it a great privilege to showcase an expansive collection of wildlife art from premier painters and sculptors in the genre. While the pinnacle of our year occurs in February when artists and collectors gather in Charleston, we represent artists and source new work year-round. We look forward to celebrating these new works with you throughout the year, and hope they bring you the same inspiration as they do us. Stay tuned as new works will be released bi-monthly. See all available works at the Fresh off the Easel gallery.>>
FRESH OFF THE EASEL WITH JIM BORTZ
SEASON OF PLENTY
12 x 12, Oil on Gessobord, $2200
“Spring in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley is something one has to experience to truly appreciate. The vibrant abundance of life is nothing less than astonishing. Herds of grazing bison dominate the lush landscape as their newborn calves romp and frolic nearby. Small groups of young bulls occasionally knock heads, but for the most part peacefully tolerate each other. The older bulls seem to prefer a little space, lazily filling their bellies with tender new grass and enjoying the relative ‘easy life’ for however long it may last.”
A lifelong outdoorsman, painter Jim Bortz relates his unique experiences in the field through brush and oil paint. Adventures in fly fishing, elk hunting, and backcountry camping all lend an unmistakable authenticity to his work. With a bold impressionistic style built on a foundation of solid drawing skills, Jim’s work strikes a balance of honest believability and a fearless contemporary palette. Making his home in Cody, Wyoming near the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park, he has access to all the subjects he loves to observe and paint. Traversing the wild places of the Rocky Mountain West provides endless opportunities for exploration and inspiration.
To inquire about purchasing, please email Natalie Henderson, SEWE Art Curator.