Edward Aldrich

Wildlife Art

Edward Aldrich - "My best paintings are based on animals I have seen in the wild…I'll do paintings directly from those photographs - I want to keep the feel of the scene I saw." 

Edward Aldrich creates his oil paintings on Masonite in a big open studio which is part of his home in a western suburb of Denver.  Several layers of glazing convey texture and gives the colors a brilliant depth. 

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Islands of White
Islands of White
His Territory
His Territory
Western Nobleman
Western Nobleman
COUGAR ART EDWARD ALDRICH LATE AFTERNOON
Late Afternoon
EDWARD ALDRICH GRAY GHOST AMERICAN BISON
Gray Ghost
AUTUMN OUTING BEARS
Autumn Outing
GRIZZLY BEAR PICTURE
Portrait of Power
BLACK BEAR
Trouble Brewing
LION
Lion's Lair
FOX
Fox on the Run
Formidable american bison buffalo pictures and wildlife artwork Edward Aldrich
Formidable
Nectar Delight hummingbird pictures and wildlife artwork Edward Aldrich
Nectar Delight
Busy and Bright hummingbird pictures and wildlife artwork Edward Aldrich
Busy and Bright
Causing A Stir american bison buffalo pictures and wildlife artwork Edward Aldrich
Causing A Stir
Hunters Gaze grizzly bear pictures and wildlife artwork Edward Aldrich
Hunters Gaze
Broken Silence wolf pictures and wildlife artwork Edward Aldrich
Broken Silence
Cub Scout cat pictures and wildlife artwork Edward Aldrich
Cub Scout
American bison buffalo pictures and wildlife artwork Edward Aldrich
American Bison
Standing Watch wolf pictures and wildlife artwork Edward Aldrich
Standing Watch

The Challenge
Silent Watch wolf pictures and wildlife artwork Edward Aldrich
Silent Watch
Siberian tiger cat pictures and wildlife artwork Edward Aldrich
Siberian Tiger
A Call to Watch wolf pictures and wildlife artwork Edward Aldrich
A Call to the Rivals
Ancient Guardians elephant pictures and wildlife artwork Edward Aldrich
Ancient Guardians
Ruler of the Plains american bison buffalo pictures and wildlife artwork Edward Aldrich
Ruler of the Plains
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Edward Aldrich is an artist dedicated to reaching beyond the realistic rendering of wildlife and the natural world. He is convinced that conveying the inherent being of an animal is integral to his work. His style breathes life into his subjects and invokes the viewer into feeling that he or she is actually a witness to the scene. The viewer is not left to simply look and appreciate, but is drawn into experiencing the essence of what is depicted. In short, his is an art of feeling as well as portrayal.

Mr. Aldrich graduated in 1987 from the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1991, at the age of 26, he was juried into the Society of Animal Artists and has had work in their annual "Art and the Animal" shows. 2000 was the sixth year that Mr. Aldrich was accepted into the prestigious "Birds in Art" show in Wausau, WI. The Museum: The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum houses two of Mr. Aldrich's works of art. Two of his paintings were also selected to be included in the Christie's auction held in London during July 1995. The Gilcrease museum has included his paintings into their annual miniature art show. In addition to numerous appearances in shows around the country, to date he has had ten one man shows in various galleries.

He was one of six artists chosen to be featured in American Artist magazine's Emerging Artists issue of August 1988 and was honored to be the cover artist. He has had two articles written about him in Wildlife Art magazine including the Artist Vignette section of the November/December 1988 issue and a feature article in the May/June 1997 issue. He has also been featured in the September/October 1993 , as well as Fall of 1998 issue of InformArt magazine. Wildlife Journal featured him in a beautiful 8 page article in fall 2000.

"Drawing and Painting Animals", published by Watson/Guptill, is Mr. Aldrich's first book. Written by and featuring over 100 of his paintings and drawings, this book is Mr. Aldrich's first venture into expressing what goes into his artwork. This book was released in November 1998.

Mr. Aldrich depicts wildlife from around the world, his preference being the cat family, primates, and exotic birds. He paints in both watercolor and oil. Mr. Aldrich's art is carried by five galleries in both Canada and the United States.

“My goal as an artist is to keep exploring the idea of putting life into my paintings.” For Edward Aldrich the future is bright and holds the promise of great things to come from this Colorado artist.