"Eye To Eye"
Limited Edition Giclee Print
- Pastel Painting of a Grizzly Bear -

The Grizzly Bear is a North American subspecies of the Brown Bear. It has a Distinctive Hump on its shoulders, a Concave Face, and Long Claws about the length of a Human Finger. Typically the Grizzly coloration is brown but it can vary from very light cream to black. They have long guard hairs on their backs and shoulders which often have white tips and give the bear a "Grizzled" appearance. That is how the name "Grizzly" became the description for these Giant animals. The Grizzly lives a solitary life except during breeding season, rearing cubs, or when a super-abundant food supply is available. The Alaskan streams filled with spawning Salmon certainly becomes a place for the Grizzly to congregate. Although they are top-of-the-food-chain predators much of their diet consists of nuts, berries, fruit, leaves, and roots. They will eat other animals, from rodents to moose. Despite their enormous size, from five to eight feet tall and 300 to 800 pounds, they are impressively fast. They have been clocked at 35 miles per hour! They can be dangerous to humans if surprised or especially if a human is caught between a mother and her cub. Grizzly bears need to eat a lot in the summer and fall in order to build up sufficient fat reserves for hibernation. They will hibernate for five to eight months and usually dig their dens on the north-facing slope to ensure good snow cover. In 1975 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Grizzly Bear as a threatened species in the Lower 48 States, under the Endangered Species Act. There are estimated to be over 30,000 Grizzly Bears in Alaska, where they are classified as a game animal with regionally established hunting regulations. The Grizzly bear population in Yellowstone National Park was declared recovered and removed from the "Threatened" Species List in April of 2007.

This Pastel Painting depicting an "Eye To Eye" contact with a Grizzly Bear reminds one of how vulnerable humans are in the presence of these awe-inspiring giants. What happens next in this "Eye To Eye" moment is up to them! I love painting Wildlife Art, including the Wolf, Bears, and Mountain Lion. I also love living in Redding, CA where these animals are not outside my back door!

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16" x 20" BLACK FRAME

Outside Frame Dimension: 19.5" x 23.5"
Triple Matted:
Top Mat - Carbon Black Suede
Middle Mat - Gold
Bottom Mat - Graphite

16" x 20" BLACK FRAME

Outside Frame Dimension: 19.5" x 23.5"
Triple Matted:
Top Mat - Spruce Suede
Middle Mat - Maroon
Bottom Mat - Gold

Purchasing Info:
Limited Edition Framed Print $325
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Image size: 11"x14"
Frame size: 16"x20"
Triple Matted With Spacer To Give The Painting Depth
Conservation Glass And Title Plate
Dust Cover, Certificate Pocket, Felt Bumpers, and Coated Hanging Wire
Unframed Limited Edition Print $85
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