VERNON - The Cardinal Art Gallery will present an exhibition and sale of wildlife art by Terry Isaac from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. The artist will be making his only appearance in the northeast this year. On display will be original paintings, canvas prints and limited-edition prints. Isaac is a native of the northwest. Living in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, between the Cascade Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, he paints the wildlife and landscapes of the western United States. Although he received a formal art education, graduating with honors, Isaac believes his best training has come from being outdoors and from studying the work of his favorite wildlife artists. He particularly admires the art of Robert Bateman and 19th century painters Thomas Moran and Albert Bierstadt, who painted the dramatic light and landscapes of the west. Isaac, painting predominantly in acrylics, strives to capture not only the characteristics of his wildlife subjects but also the light that surrounds them. He takes great care to depict both his subjects and their habitats with accuracy. Bob Wilson, owner of the Cardinal Art Gallery, says of Isaac’s art, “The most startling statistic of Terry’s art is that over 125 of his paintings have been published as limited-edition prints. Many of his editions have sold out
some within 24 hours of being offered. That
alone tells you how popular his art is in North America.” Isaac has placed in many stamp and print competitions. He enjoys participating in these state and national fish and waterfowl stamp and print competitions because they require high standards of painting technique, design, animal anatomy and habitat. He feels these competitions have sharpened his skills and have given him the opportunity to compete with the nation’s finest wildlife artists. He has been selected to participate in several important art exhibitions, including the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s prestigious “Birds in Art” exhibitions. The Cardinal Art Gallery is located on the corner of Rte. 94 and Vernon Crossing Rd. For information, call 973-764-5050.