Trouble – Winner of the 2016 Masters of the American West Patrons’ Choice Award
In a family where Dad can strike instant regret with just his glare, this child knows it’s in big trouble. Mom is very satisfied to take a break and watch the fireworks.
A Bonnie Marris canvas is a private moment with the untamed, an intimate glimpse of the elusive side of the wilderness. And to many, the wolf personifies a wilderness complete. Without it there, there is no balance. For Bonnie, getting into a natural environment and seeing the animals on their own terms is as important as knowing the animals themselves.
In Marris’ Fine Art Edition Giclée Canvas “Trouble”, it is easy to see that passion for her subject is only eclipsed by her mastery of the elements of colour, composition, light and emotion. Artist, subject and art each aligned in magnificent perfection.
About the Artist, Bonnie Marris
Beyond academic training and emotional involvement, art requires another element for which there is no substitute: experience. Each year, Bonnie makes two major trips, and countless smaller ones, to observe and learn about the wildlife she loves. In 1980, one such voyage took her to Alaska, where she lived in the wilderness for six months.
In the artists words: “For instance, gray wolves on the tundra—the vast, vast tundra with the wind and other forces of nature at their most extreme—that’s what makes them what they are. To stand not far from a grizzly that is so overpowering, so beautiful and so large . . . to watch it pull up a small tree with a swipe of its paw and just a few minutes later see it delicately picking blueberries with its black lips. . . Alaska changed me; it gave me the biggest incentive to paint and increased my interest in the predators: the cats, bears, coyotes, wolves and foxes. They exist on so many levels. Their moods show in their eyes and we can learn so much from them.”
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