Sorrel Sky Gallery Presents Insightful Wildlife Portraits by Colorado Painter

Wildlife in Wild Places’ features masterful realistic paintings by wildlife artist Edward Aldrich

DURANGO, Colo.: February 23, 2016; Sorrel Sky Gallery presents Wildlife in Wild Places: Paintings by Edward Aldrich opening April 7, 2016. The public is invited to meet Edward Aldrich at a reception for the artist from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. at the downtown Durango gallery. The show runs through April.

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In his sophisticated portraits, Aldrich is dedicated to reaching beyond the realistic rendering of wildlife in the natural environment, conveying the inherent being of an animal. His goal as an artist is to ever explore more deeply the concept of putting life into his paintings - invoking the thrill of witnessing a cougar or wolf in the wild.

He offers, “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.”

Aldrich earned a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and is a member of Society of Animal Artists and Oil Painters of America. His work is held in numerous permanent collections including Morgan Stanley Inc., Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Wisconsin’s Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, where his paintings are also regularly featured in their prestigious exhibition, “Birds in Art.” Aldrich has exhibited at prestigious art institutions such as the National Wildlife Art Museum, The Rockwell Museum, and The Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and has over a dozen solo shows to his credit. He lives and creates in Golden, Colorado.

A Southwest Art magazine article profiling Aldrich offered, “What Aldrich has most to show is a technical affinity, a precise brush technique, a splendid sense of light and composition, and an almost psychic attunement to the natural order that place him in the tradition of such past masters as 19th century British favorite Sir Edwin Henry Landseer.”

Sorrel Sky Gallery owner, Shanan Campbell Wells, said “Not only is Ned an inspired artist, he is an amazing instructor, passing on his enthusiasm and expertise to his students.”

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, painter Billy Schenck, and Ben Nighthorse, among others.

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