Sorrel Sky Gallery Hosts Workshop With Renowned Wildlife Painter Edward Aldrich

Learn How to Paint and Draw Wildlife in a Three-day Workshop with Colorado Animal Artist


DURANGO, Colo.: February 17, 2016;  Sorrel Sky Gallery will host the workshop, Painting Wildlife, with wildlife artist Edward Aldrich on Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10, 2016. In this three-day intensive workshop, students will work on both drawing and painting, and the varieties and subtleties of animals and their habitats through demonstrations, discussion, critiquing and painting.  Aldrich will also teach effective techniques for depicting fur and feathers while creating an illusion of form and solidity. Designed for the beginner to intermediate painters, the focus of the workshop will be on oil painting though any medium may be used. The cost is $395 for the three-day workshop.

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Edward ‘Ned’ Aldrich has long been known and sought after for his ability to capture the life and breath of an animal on canvas.  Aldrich offered, “Effective painting is the culmination of a vast array of elements and vision. The true joy in painting is to be able to effectively use these elements to produce works that really speak to the viewer - to have one’s vision come through.” Students will leave with a new appreciation for what to look for in their paintings to move their work to the next level and to more effectively achieve their vision.”

Aldrich’s deep and sophisticated portrayals of animals are collected around the world. He is dedicated to reaching beyond the realistic rendering of wildlife and the natural world, conveying the inherent being of an animal. His style invokes the thrill of witnessing a cougar or wolf in the wild. “My goal as an artist is to keep exploring the idea of putting life into my paintings.”

Aldrich, who is represented by Sorrel Sky Gallery, is a member of the Society of Animal Artists and shows frequently in wildlife exhibitions across the country. His paintings are held in the collection at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and he is regularly featured into their prestigious “Birds in Art” show.

Sorrel Sky Gallery presents its 5th Annual Artists Workshop Series to encourage artists to experience learning with master artists. For more information about workshop details, lodging and to register for a workshop call (970) 247-3555 or (866) 878-3555. A complete listing of workshops throughout the year is available at

Sorrel Sky Gallery’s fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM location in 2014. It represents over 75 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York and jewelry artist Ben Nighthorse, among others.

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