Wildlife Paintings and Limited Edition Giclee by Sharon Brening

  • Freedom

    Freedom – is a condition in which people have the opportunity to speak, act and pursue happiness without external restrictions.
    • Original Painting Available - Mixed media (oil, acrylic)
    • Limited Edition Giclée Prints - 18 x 24 (Limited Edition of 15)
  • Buffalo Roam

    Bison, symbolic animals of the Great Plains, are often mistakenly called buffaloes. By any name, they are formidable beasts and the heaviest land animals in North America. I photographed this Bison mother and her calf while on a trip to Wyoming with artist friends. I was so immersed in the beauty around us, we were surrounded with wildlife. It was a memorizing experience for me. I got back in my Cave Creek studio and this is the first painting of an ongoing series of wildlife pieces I am creating. Bison stand some 5 to 6.5 feet tall at the shoulder and can tip the scales at over a ton. Despite their massive size, bison are quick on their feet. When the need arises, they can run at speeds up to 40 miles an hour. They sport curved, sharp horns that may grow to be two feet long.
    • Original Painting Available - Mixed media - oil, acrylic, 36 x 60
    • Limited Edition Giclée Prints - 24 x 40

  • American Freedom

    American Freedom by Sharon Brening. This oil painting is part of her Honoring America series. Limited Edition Giclée prints are available. The bald eagle, with its snowy feathered (not bald) head and white tail, is the proud national bird symbol of the United States. These majestic birds have a wingspan of 6 to 8 feet. The eagles can live up to 28 years and mate for life. More than 95 percent of bird species are monogamous, making them among the most loyal members of the animal kingdom. The Native Americans consider the bald eagle and the golden eagle to be sacred. As eagles are the highest-flying birds, they were seen to be nearer to the Creator. The meaning of the Eagle symbol was to signify courage, wisdom and strength and its purpose was as the messenger to the Creator.
    • Original Painting Available - Gallery Wrap 20 x 60 x 1.5
    • Limited Edition Giclée Prints - 20 x 60 | 15 x 45
  • Live Free Or Die

    Live Free or Die by Sharon Brening. I am creating a series depicting my love of USA and iconic symbols of American Freedom. Limited Edition Giclée are available. The bald eagle is the proud national bird symbol of the United States. These eagles’ mate for life, with incredibly unique rituals. The most famous and recognizable of these rituals is the "cartwheel courtship flight," in which two bald eagles will fly up high, lock talons and then get into a cartwheel spin as they fall toward the ground, breaking apart at the last minute. Nonbreeding bald eagles may engage in this behavior antagonistically, as a kind of ritualistic battle.
    • Original Painting Available - Gallery Wrap 60 x 60
    • Limited Edition Giclée Prints - 24 x 24
    • Original Painting SOLD
    • Limited Edition Giclée Prints - 30 x 20
  • Gray Wolf

    I was extremely lucky to capture a couple wolves with my telephoto lens! The Northern Range in Yellowstone is the best area of the park to view large wildlife. The wolves run in packs of 8 to 10. Currently there are about 8 packs roaming Yellowstone Park. About half of wolves in Yellowstone are gray in color, with the other half mostly dark black coats. January 12, 2020, marked the 25th anniversary since wolves returned to Yellowstone.
    • Original Painting Available - Mixed media: oil, acrylic, gallery wrap 12 x 12 x 1.5
  • These birds are fun to watch because of their whimsical nature. The Cactus Wren lives in scrubby areas of our beautiful Sonoran Desert. They inhabit areas with cholla, saguaro, and prickly-pear cacti, among other desert shrubs and trees. The Cactus Wren is Arizona’s state bird.

    • Original Painting Available - Mixed media - oil, acrylic, Gallery wrap in black float frame 12 x 12 x 2
  • Bison

    The American bison was named the national mammal of the United States on May 9, 2016. This majestic animal joins the ranks of the Bald Eagle as the official symbol of our country -- and much like the eagle, it is one of the greatest conservation success stories of all time. In prehistoric times, millions of bison roamed North America -- from the forests of Alaska and the grasslands of Mexico to Nevada’s Great Basin and the eastern Appalachian Mountains. But by the late 1800s, there were only a few hundred bison left in the United States after European settlers pushed west, reducing the animal’s habitat and hunting the bison to near extinction. Had it not been for a few private individuals working with tribes, states and the Interior Department, the bison would be extinct today. Bison have lived in Yellowstone National Park area since prehistoric times, and Yellowstone is where I photographed this magnificent mammal.
    • Original Painting Available - Mixed media - oil, acrylic 12 x 12
  • Mrs. Bear

    Yellowstone is home to two species of bears: grizzly bears and black bears. Today, the grizzly bear remains in a few isolated locations in the lower 48 states, including Yellowstone National Park.  In May 2019 I visited Yellowstone with artist friends to specifically photograph wildlife and found Mrs. Bear and her 2 young cubs. I’m sure the cubs will show up in a painting or two!
    • Original Painting Available - Mixed media - oil, acrylic 12 x 12

  • Mr. Moose

    The word “moose” is an Algonquin term meaning “eater of twigs.” Massive and majestic, moose are a cherished wildlife icon of North America. While over Moose are the largest of all the deer species. Males are immediately recognizable by their huge antlers, which can spread 6 feet from end to end. This is my first moose painting with more to come. I love watching these massive creatures, my quest is to find one with the 6-foot antlers! This moose we found while camping in Silverton, Colorado.
    • Original Painting Available - 18 x 18 gallery wrap - Mixed media - oil, acrylic

  • American Pride

    The white bison is an American iconic image. White buffalo or white bison is an American bison possessing white fur and is considered sacred or spiritually significant in several Native American religions; therefore, such buffalo are often visited for prayer and other religious rituals. I had the great experience of visiting the Lucky 8 Ranch in Oak Creek, Colorado. They currently have a herd of 350 bison. Oglala Sioux spiritual leader Floyd Looks for Buffalo Hand, a grandson of Red Cloud, is quoted as saying “The arrival of the white buffalo is like the second coming of Christ. … It will bring about purity of mind, body, and spirit and unify all nations—black, red, yellow, and white.” ​A white buffalo calf is extremely rare and happens only 1 in 10 million births from the mating of two brown bison.
    • Original Painting - Mixed media: oil, acrylic & gold leafing, Gallery Wrap 18 x 18
    • Limited Edition Giclée Prints - 24 x 24

  • Wild and Free

    I usedthree of my photos to achieve this band of wild horses. The Salt River wild horses are a historic population of unbranded, unclaimed, wild and free-roaming horses, that were born in the wild and merit protection within our National Forest. Back in 1890 the Salt River wild horses were referred to as “native animals”. According to Arizona’s own historical records, wild horses have been living on the Salt River and the Salt River Valley since well before the Tonto National Forest was created in 1902, but more likely much longer. Mustangs are descendants of Spanish, or Iberian, horses that were brought to the Americas by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. The name was derived from the Spanish word mustengo, which means “ownerless beast”.  Once escaped, these horses evolved without the influence of man and through survival of the fittest, evolved into the incredibly durable and tough breed we know today. The word Mustang or Wild Horse is used interchangeably. Tracing the Salt River wild horses back, historic records indicate that in 1687 Missionary Father Eusebio Keno journeyed to Southern Arizona (then Sonora) Due to his efforts, missions and stockyards were developed, he reportedly left hundreds of horses and cattle at each mission. His many expeditions on horseback covered over 50,000 square miles. He had 6 successful missions in Arizona including in Phoenix. Father Kino remained in southern Arizona until his death in 1711.
    • Original Painting SOLD
    • Limited Edition Giclée Prints - 24 x 60 | 20 x 60

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