Thursday, August 10, 2006

"LIGHTNESS OF BEING"

"LIGHTNESS OF BEING" 
"Light filtering through the forest. catching a leopard in a momentary pause in its silent, shadowy moment, capturing the intesity of its soul gaze." -Al Agnew

About the Artist

To view an Al Agnew original is to be given the gift of a moment suspended in time. Wildlife artist Al Agnew captures the essence of wildlife in colors and emotions on painted canvases. Whether on safari in Kenya, Tanzania or Zimbabwe, or on a trek across the wilds of Alaska, Agnew focuses all his attention on his subjects with the intensity of a predator. The sights, the sounds, the air that is breathed are channeled from the mind’s eye to the stroke of his brush on the board

Agnew’s knowledge and respect of wildlife are channeled through his brush in exquisite detail. It is the culmination of this knowledge, love and respect, combined with his extraordinary skill of interpretation that have earned him numerous awards and accolades. An inductee into U.S. Art Magazine’s Artist Hall Of Fame, Al has also been honored as "Featured Artist" at the Southeastern Wildlife Art Exposition, the Dallas Safari Club Convention, the Pacific Rim Widlife Art Show, Nature Works Wildlife Art Show, the Michigan Wildlife Habitat Foundation Show and he was the Special Guest Artist for the National Zoo Wildlife Art Show in Washington, D.C.

Through Agnew’s art and work as a conservationist millions of dollars have been raised to benefit wildlife through work with such organizations as Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Black Bass Foundation, and the Wolf Recovery Project. On an international level, Al has contributed work to the Cullman and Hurt Community Wildlife Project in Tanzania, an innovative conservation project whose motto is, "Animals are worth more alive than dead."

Al has exhibited internationally for a number of years at exhibitions such as Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s "Birds in Art," as well as the Society of Animal Artists "Art and the Animal" annual exhibit. In addition, his work has been featured in magazines such as Wildlife Art, U.S. Art, Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, Sporting Classics, In-Fisherman and North American Fisherman magazines.

Appreciated for their beauty, honesty, and mastery, Al Agnew’s museum quality pieces are sought after by
collectors around the world.

Click Here for Main Web Site   http://www.alagnew.com/

Welcome to Al Agnew's site

 

2 comments:

radar446 said...

Great find Ann!  When I first saw the picture at the top, I could have sworn it was a photograph for a moment.  So detailed, and I just love the way he controls the depth of field...just like in a photograph.  I can see why his work is sought out by collectors.

Greg

a2002v2002 said...

Yes, his work amazes me! Each artist is so different, but his paintings look so real at times! Ann