“Some years ago,” said artist Judy Larson,® “I hiked alone for several days with my two dogs in the White Mountains of Arizona, home to the White Mountain Apache Tribe. The scenery was nothing short of breathtaking and I watched eagerly for wildlife. I knew that black bear, bobcats, deer, elk, coyotes, foxes, skunks and other animals were native to this area, but there were no signs of any of them. I was stunned that not once in two days did I hear a single bird, see one animal track or catch sight of even a small rodent. The wilderness was eerily silent.
"The forest trees seemed to be saying to me, “We are the only ones left to testify as to what once was, but no longer is.” So, I imagined that a number of animals were present around me, hidden just out of sight: a mountain lion, an eagle, a fox, and a wolf. And, in my mind’s eye, I saw a young grizzly padding his way softly through the first light snow of fall (the last grizzly was killed in Arizona in 1939)."
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée
limited to 200 s/n.
28"w x 15"h.
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée
limited to 350 s/n.
25"w x 13 3/8"h.
Horse Indian Wolf
The Hidden Pictures of Judy Larson by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Can you find the camouflaged images in Judy Larson’s artwork? The paintings in this book have hidden images and the stories that accompany them will give you the clues. Often the concealed image is of a companion, but sometimes it is of an animal that shares the same fate. For example, the Alaskan wolf and the wild horse, both hunted to near extinction; or the great bald eagle—the spirit of freedom—hidden within the painting of a wild horse. Other paintings tell Indian legends and stories of great Native American leaders. The artist’s favorite companions in hidden images are the horse and the wolf, her two most beloved species.
Filled with natural history facts and the Native American way of relating to animals and the environment, the lively free verse by Kathleen Kudlinski gives readers clues to finding the hidden images. Two themes converge in these pictures and stories: the lives of animals in the wild and the fate of Native Americans who lived in harmony with the natural world. The artist’s spectacular scratchboard painting technique is perfect for telling these stories within stories and portraying the beauty of the wilderness and the animals who call it home.
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Greenwich Workshop Press Hardcover Book:
24 full color paintings, 48 pages, 9 x 12”
Ages 7 and up
by Stephen Lyman
‘Riparian’ refers to the life zone along a waterway or a lake and the riches are all the life inhabiting that zone from beneath the dappled water to the foliage in treetops.
“I wanted to do a very long, wide-angle view of a slow-moving river because I really enjoy painting crystal-clear water with reflections including the textures in the foliage on the opposite side of the river,” said artist Stephen Lyman. “I purposely shortened the view to include just a peek of the sky, because I wanted the viewer to feel this landscape intimately. There’s sand, lichen on boulders, leaves, trunks of trees, grasses, roots and many other things. It’s almost like a still life. Even the bird, a great blue heron, stands motionless in the water, waiting for a fish to come by for breakfast. I chose him because of his quiet and patient personality.”
Greenwich Workshop Anniversary Edition Fine Art Giclée
edition not to exceed 75 signed by Andrea Lyman and numbered.
56”w x 16”h (unstretched).