Artists, Fresh off the Easel

Cardinal I & II

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.>>



11 x 14, Acrylic on Board, $2900

11 x 14, Acrylic on Board, $2900

“Cardinals evoke childhood memories of bird watching and my late mother’s support of my art. During the winter months, my mother would put out birdseed and bread in our backyard so cardinals would return and I would have models to base my drawings upon.”



Also available from Ezra Tucker

40 x 30, Acrylic on Board, $19,800

“The unusual looking pelican is a fascinating and interesting bird to observe. When they are competing for food it is a chaotic event. I wanted to capture a relaxed pair seeming to get along and share a captured fish without combat. The Brown Pelican and the White pelican are beautiful in flight. When I observed my first pelican in flight, my imagination took me to Greek mythology imagery of a flying Pegasus.”



Ezra Tucker’s wildlife art is reminiscent of the descriptive art produced by naturalist like Audubon and Gould. The art of Classical Wildlife artist like Bob Khun, Carl Rungius, Edwin Landseer, Arthur Wardle and Barye has also influenced his style. His depictions like theirs, pulls the viewer into the artwork from curiosity and their desire to be informed. He achieves this with dynamic compositions, unexpected color, lighting, and scale. Ezra’s large scale paintings of birds and mammals give dignity and presence to each creature he depicts. His compositions reflect the classical style of presenting wildlife in a natural state to reveal their natural behaviors and postures. His depictions are alive, animated and appear ready to step out of two dimensions into a three dimensional world. It is obvious from his exceptional drawing skills that his art derives from his acute knowledge from study of each creature and not from a photographers point of view. His challenge and focus is always to define the beauty of each animal. There is a romantic appeal that he achieves with his color palette and lighting of his subjects that is familiar but new to contemporary wildlife art. Ezra’s background as a commercial illustrator and designer gives him the experience and almost scientific knowledge of how to present animals in an iconic or bold manner. His use of earth tones and warm light gives his subjects an old masters appeal that brings warmth to any traditional or contemporary setting when his art is displayed. His art is distinctive and reflective of natural history museum collections. Ezra states, “The challenge I have for myself is to present the beauty and majesty of the animal world in dynamic form to help influence the preservation of our planet varied species through my representation of their nature through my art.




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