Snow Leopard Portrait
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 1750, Offset on Paper
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Image Size 11 3/8″ x 15 5/8″
Print no longer available from the Publisher.
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A note from the artist.
Wildlife art is not only a result of experiences in the field. Imagination is at the basis of many beautiful wildlife paintings. Snow leopards are a treasured subject of many fellow artists, and this beautiful creature does not leave me indifferent either. Although I never was in the Himalayas, I am an experienced mountain hiker, so I can very well imagine having an encounter with such a wonderful cat. Very anxious to paint it, I decided to only paint a portrait since I have never had the opportunity to do field work in Asia, and a very detailed background would not have been appropriate.
Game farms and zoos are excellent places to see and to study these amazing cats. They can make unbelievable jumps to catch their prey, using their long, thick tail for balance. Their beautiful fur makes them a target of poachers. One fur coat requires at least five animal skins. This primitive fashion has led to a dramatic decline in the population of the snow leopard. It ranks as one of the highest on the endangered species list.