Edward Aldrich

From the Wild

 

David Santillanes - Capturing Atmosphere

Artist Reception and Gallery Talk:
Saturday, October 4, 2014,  2-5 pm

 

 

Edward Aldrich is an artist dedicated to reaching beyond the realistic rendering of wildlife and the natural world. He is convinced that conveying the inherent being of an animal is integral to his work. His style breathes life into his subjects and invokes the viewer into feeling that he or she is actually a witness to the scene. The viewer is not left to simply look and appreciate, but is drawn into experiencing the essence of what is depicted. In short, his is an art of feeling as well as portrayal.

 

Please Join Us For This Exciting Featured Artist Exhibition.

 

Showing Through October 25, 2014

 

 

 

 

Out of the Fog
Out of the Fog

Oil, 32x24, framed Sold

Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice

Oil, 28x42, framed $12000

Someone to Watch Over Me
Someone to Watch Over Me

Oil, 11x21, framed Sold

Morning Light
Morning Light

Oil, 12x2o, framed $2900

River Guardian
River Guardian

Oil, 36x28, framed $9500

Bedding in the Colors of Fall
Bedding in the Colors of Fall

Oil, 9x12, framed $1750

With Purpose
With Purpose

Oil, 10x18, framed $2300

Profile
Profile

Oil, 12x12, framed $2100

The Sage Plains
The Sage Plains

OIl, 8x10, framed $1250

Low Clouds
Low Clouds

Oil, 10x17, framed $2000

Wolf Pup
Wolf Pup

Oil, 10x14, framed $1900

Preening-Hooded Merganser
Preening-Hooded Merganser

Oil, 10x12, framed $1800

Spring Wren
Spring Wren

Oil, 14x11, framed $2000

A Distant Cry
A Distant Cry

Oil, 26x46, framed $13000

Backcountry Drama
Backcountry Drama

Oil, 30x40, framed $12000

Bobcat Portrait
Bobcat Portrait

Oil, 10x8, framed Sold

Doe
Doe

OIl, 10x8, framed $1100

Field of Flowers
Field of Flowers

Oil, 8x14, framed $1750

Charged Up
Charged Up

Oil, 38x32, framed $13500

Last of the Light
Last of the Light

Oil, 14x20, framed Sold

Hidden Away
Hidden Away

Oil, 9x14, framed Sold

Wolf Portrait
Wolf Portrait

Oil, 8x12, framed Sold

In the Stillness of the Morning
In the Stillness of the Morning

Oil, 9x12, framed $1700

 

Truly exceptional wildlife art isn’t only about seeing, it’s also about believing.

 

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery’s truly exceptional exhibit “From the Wild” can be seen beginning on Oct. 4, and will

give lovers of wildlife art a world of natural wonders to believe in. Nearly two dozen spellbinding oils will offer

intimate introductions to many of the West’s most reclusive inhabitants, each one faithfully captured in an

unguarded moment by one of the West’s most accomplished wildlife painters, Edward ‘Ned’ Aldrich.

“Ned’s work speaks to the souls of his subjects,” says Evergreen Fine Art’s exhibitions director, Doug Kacena.

“His reverence for the natural world is clearly reflected in his striking depictions of the Rocky Mountain wildlife.”

Indeed, Aldrich’s exquisite paintings transcend mere portraiture on many levels, starting with his devotion to

detail. In his work one can feel the coarse softness of the wolf’s winter coat, sense the stalking mountain lion’s

taut anticipation, and hear the wild aggression in the bull elk’s challenge. Completing that almost magnetic

connection between beholder and beheld, he provides for each subject a setting every inch as authentic and

evocative as its focus.

“My style is certainly realism,” says Aldrich, who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987

and was juried into the Society of Animal Artists just four years later at the age of 26. “I’ve experimented with

varying approaches to painting, some looser and more impressionistic, some more photo-realistic. Some of my

paintings will be more ‘brushy’, or ‘painterly’ as I explore the medium, but the core of the paintings is always

more realistic.”

Although conversant in bronze and with several paint media, Aldrich finds the phenomenal flexibility of oil paint

essential to his exacting artistic style. And while he’s painted indigenous fauna from Arizona to Africa, the

Golden resident prefers the company of those beasts native to the Rocky Mountain Empire.

“I’ve taken trips to all sorts of national parks and various open spaces, but many of the animal shots come from

zoos, animal parks, and, more often, walks with my dog around the neighborhood,” Aldrich explains. “I’ll then

combine animals with settings from different trips to come up with interesting overall scenes.”

If his talent for breathing life into creatures on canvas has earned him a permanent home in published volumes

and prestigious collections across the country, and netted high honors from art associations on three continents,

it’s probably because painting wild animals is simply his nature.

“I’ve always loved wildlife and animals of all kinds,” he says. “Even in grade school, way before I knew there

were ‘wildlife artists’, I did small paintings of animals in landscapes. When I found out there were artists making

a living painting animals and landscapes, there was no other path for me.”

“I hope ‘From the Wild’ gives people a sense of the wonder and beauty of the natural world and its inhabitants.”

“From the Wild” begins with an Artist Reception and Gallery Talk from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4,

2014, at Evergreen Fine Art Gallery. The exhibit will run through Oct. 25. Evergreen Fine Art is located at 3042

Evergreen Parkway in Evergreen.

To learn more about Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, call 303-679-3610.