Wild Animal Portraits

I'm fascinated by all animals, but have a special affinity for wild creatures, both rare and not-so rare. In this series,  I've chosen to paint the subjects closely-cropped on a stark background to make it appear that the "space" of the canvas is encroaching upon them. For many of these species, human activity is affecting their survival in much the same way.  If you would like to purchase a print of one of these paintings, please go to the "buy prints" section of my website. 

 Click on images below to enlarge and see descriptions.

Sulcata Tortoise

Sulcata Tortoise

Siberian Tiger

Siberian Tiger

Malayan Tapir

Malayan Tapir

Red Wolf

Red Wolf

Secretary Bird

Secretary Bird

Tiger Salamander

Tiger Salamander

Red Ruffed Lemur

Red Ruffed Lemur

River Otter

River Otter

Florida Panther

Florida Panther

Black Rhino

Black Rhino

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

Kea

Kea

Giant Panda

Giant Panda

Night Lizard

Night Lizard

Black-footed Ferret

Black-footed Ferret

African Elephant

African Elephant

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

California Condor

California Condor

Cheetah

Cheetah

All Images and text © 2020 by Maria Kaprielian

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