Raising a Little Dust


This young bull is just showing off a bit. I included a couple of cattle egrets taking flight in the foreground to juxtapose this massive land animal against the graceful and fragile bird. ~Kathryn Weisberg

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This young bull elephant will be raising a little dust and spooking a couple of cattle egrets while he displays some juvenile might.

Both male and female African elephants have tusks. Tusks grow for most of an elephant’s lifetime and are an indicator of age. Elephants are “right- or left-tusked,” using the favored tusk more often as a tool, thus, shortening it from constant wear. Tusks will differ in size, shape and direction; researchers use them (and the elephant’s ears) to identify individuals. The African elephant’s ears are over twice as large as the Asian elephant’s and have a different shape, often described as similar to a map of Africa. The nicks, tears and scars as well as different vein patterns on the ears help distinguish between individuals. Elephants use their ears to display, signal or warn when alarmed or angry, they spread the ears, bringing them forward and fully extending them.

This young bull is just showing off a bit. I included a couple of cattle egrets taking flight in the foreground to juxtapose this massive land animal against the graceful and fragile bird. ~Kathryn Weisberg

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Kathryn Weisberg

Kathryn Weisberg has been painting Wildlife and Endangered Species for over 30 years. She is known for the dignity and soulful perspective of her subjects. After years painting highly realistic images in acrylic, Kathryn returned to her favorite medium of oil which she says allows her the freedom to be more expressive and impressionistic in her of animals. This more painterly approach also gives her collectors the added dimension of a work of enduring art while allowing Kathryn to focus on a subject very dear to her heart, the plight of nonhuman species everywhere.

Kathryn lives and works in her Studio on beautiful Lake Pend Oreille in the Northern Idaho panhandle surrounded by the majestic Cabinet and Selkirk Mountains. It’s a natural haven for wildlife. Moose, Elk, Bear and Deer frequent her property and provide those moments of connection and solace that have inspired her work for over 30 years. Time spent in the Amazon, Peruvian Andes, the Artic, northern Scandanavia, Mexico, Canada, Central America, the wilderness areas of North America, and as a Master Scuba Diver in the Caribbean have added to the breadth, range and scope of her work.

Formally educated in fine art, she understands the disciplines of drawing, values, edges and color when communicating her subject to canvas. She spent 2 years after art school studying under the noted wildlife artist Richard Sloan and spends a great deal of time in the field painting en plein air, honing her ability to see color, light and the atmosphere that shapes the emotional experience for the viewer. This constant dialog with the brush keeps her work fresh and spirited. Her wildlife work has been shown widely in both solo and group exhibitions in Idaho, California, Vancouver, Ontario, Colorado, South Carolina Vermont and Bejing.

She was presented in the World Tour of the Endangered Species Media Project and has contributed to the support of major zoological organizations through art and exhibits. Asked to join a team at the Tambopata – Candamo Reserve in the Peruvian rainforest in 1996, Kathryn photographed Macaws and built nest boxes high in the trees to help support the declining species of these beautiful and gregarious birds.

Her paintings can be found in numerous private, corporate and museum collections around the world as well as in the permanent collection of the St. Hubert Giralda Natural Museum in Vermont. Publications include; CREATIVE CATALYST PRODUCTIONS – Dec. 2011, INFORMART Magazine – May/June 1992, ARTWORKS, US ART Magazine – Oct. 1992, DALMATION QUARTERLY – Spring 1993, US ART, GALLERY OF WOMEN ARTISTS – 1994 and as finalist in the 2012 Artists Magazine competion.

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