Painting Polar Bears.
I have always had a fascination for Polar Bears and in 2005 I decided to visit them in their natural habitat. It was an absolutely amazing experience. I spent 12 days out on the ice in temperatures of -30 degrees and with a ferocious wind chill. As I experienced those temperatures I could hardly believe that anything could live in such a place and yet, before my eyes the great white bears were playing happily and swimming from Ice Berg to Ice berg. I observed them at very close range, close enough even, to reach out and touch them over the side of my Tundra Buggy if I had been foolish enough to try. The bears were curious and seemed as interested in me as I was in them, which made for some great photographic opportunities. It was a really fabulous experience and I even got to experience the arctic aurora. I was awoken at 3am in the morning to climb out the back of the Buggy, where from the open air viewing platform I could see the aroura overhead and polar bears circling the buggy a few feet below me. I must paint that someday......
Polar Bear Paintings.
Polar Bear Cub - Wapusk, Canada. Original Available
Walking on Thin Ice - Polar Bear Painting. - SOLD
I consider myself very lucky to have actually spent time in the frozen north of Canada observing polar bears in their natural habitat. I saw this magnificent bear one morning in Wapusk, Canada. It was -30 degrees and he was swimming from berg to berg as though it was a heated swimming pool. It was so cold that to remove my hand from my glove long enough to take a photograph was an intensely painful affair, and yet there he was, perfectly adapted and happy. I was filled with admiration for this incredible animal. The original painting was on display at the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art.
Polar Bear Mother with Two Cubs.
27 x 54 inches.
Original painting available.
Painting of a Polar Bear Cub.
Oil on canvas 12 x14 inches.
Large adult Male Polar Bear Painting.
This painting was auctioned for wildlife conservation charities in 2014
at the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art where £11,000 was raised for several wildlife causes.