9/15/2004 - Lord Nelson's Gallery in Gettysburg will
host a personal appearance by renowned wildlife artist Carl Brenders on Friday,
September 24th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Gallery director Philippe du Bois is excited at this
opportunity. "This is one of the world’s most recognized and respected wildlife
artists and he’s coming to Gettysburg - all the way from his native Belgium!
This will be his second show at the gallery, something we consider to be a
great honor. It’ll be a wonderful opportunity for the public to meet Carl.
Anyone with an interest in wildlife, the outdoors, nature and/or quality art
will certainly enjoy meeting him and should be quite impressed with the
photographic quality of his paintings."
Carl Brenders’ art is a reflection of nature. He has
the ability to take you where even the most intrepid of field guides cannot -
under the pines, nose to nose with bright-eyed chipmunks and deep into the
woods, shoulder to shoulder with wolves, making you feel like one of the pack.
Brenders’ respect for all creatures, from the friendly
to the ferocious, is evident in his mastery of every detail about them. Not a
whisker, not a twig, not a feather is overlooked. His insistence on anatomical
perfection in his paintings stems from his philosophy that nature, itself, is
perfection: "That is why I paint the way I do…I want to capture that
perfection." He deems details as small and as common as lichens worthy of this
time and attention. He reasons that if it takes a lichen 200 years to grow as
large as a coin, surely he can devote the extra hours necessary to render its
every subtlety precisely and perfectly. An intense man, he sees the minutia
that the average person misses.
Brenders has been capturing such perfection for art
collectors throughout North America and Europe. He was recently honored as the
24th Master Artist at the prestigious 2002 "Birds in Art" Exhibition at the
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI. A dedicated conservationist,
Brenders has raised many funds for environmental and conservation causes with
Lord Nelson's Gallery specializes in wildlife and
historical art and is an authorized representative of Mill Pond Press,
publisher of Brender’s limited edition prints. Original paintings of Mr.
Brenders will also be available during the show. Some of his artwork is
available for viewing on the gallery’s website at www.lordnelsons.com. For more
information on this rare opportunity to meet legendary Carl Brenders in person,
stop by Lord Nelson's Gallery at 27 ˝ Chambersburg Street or call 717-334-7950.