EBSQ Spotlight on Animal & Wildlife Art: Robert Wolverton Jr. & Evie Anderson

This month’s featured gallery is Animal & Wildlife Art, easily one of our most-populous galleries at EBSQ.  Throughout April, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of our most popular animal artists:

Robert Wolverton Jr.

Red Fish - Robert Wolverton Jr
Red Fish - Robert Wolverton Jr.

First of all I like to get inspiration from the things I like to do, which is fishing, camping, mountain biking, etc. I like to observe all the animals that you see and watch just how funny and people like they are. When painting my fish I try to transport myself to that stream and hear the babble of the brook and the smell of honeysuckle and the chirping of the birds. When I paint my pet portraits (usually dogs) I try to get to meet the pup if possible and get to see them in action. Capturing their attitude and spirit is important, this can be done as well by the owner’s description. All animals are different, just like people, and I like to focus on the individuality of each animal. The best part of painting wildlife is actually not the painting itself but the time spent getting inspiration in the outdoors. – Robert Wolverton Jr.

p.s. take a kid fishing

Evie Anderson

Hello Sunshine - Evie Anderson
Hello Sunshine - Evie Anderson

Animals are pure. No inhibitions. No affectations. They communicate with their eyes and their bodies; no language needed. When we take the time to be still and watch, there is much to learn from these wonderfully intuitive creatures. – Evie Anderson

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One thought on “EBSQ Spotlight on Animal & Wildlife Art: Robert Wolverton Jr. & Evie Anderson

  1. Robert & Evie, I agree completely. As a matter of fact, the level of communication of animals is often much higher than with fellow humans. For instance, would your dog ever lie to you? HA! Would your cat brush you aside and run off with another human? I heard a story by Jane Goodall on the radio yesterday where she told a story about a chimpanzee she named “David” who squeezed her hand (a sign of trust among chimps) David was letting her know that he approved of her and she didn’t need to jump through hoops for him, just recognize and accept his presence–which she happily did. I think animals also have amazing memories that we don’t give them credit for. Yes, animals are super inspirations, especially with all their various personalities.

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