Jess Wathen is an artist whose originals we carry. He does a beautiful mix of modern fantasy with classic wildlife. It is a fresh new perspective on a well-loved subject.
From the artist:
"Typically, I turn to the old masters for inspiration since I feel art was at its greatest during that time period--or at least more objectivity was present. In fact, while painting, I often watch some of my favorite documentaries featuring such artists and their excellence. During that time, technical superiority was king, and that is something I try to emulate. I am greatly influenced by the equal marriage of exceptional skill and talent that helped beauty and talent prevail. Today, it would appear concepts are praised more so than the execution. I suppose I mention all of this to reveal my objective: to execute very refined realism that showcases beauty and pays homage to the greats."