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  • Deer Crossing by Abraham Hunter

     

    Years ago I visited Cades Cove, Tennessee for the first time. I arrived very early before sunrise and was shocked at all of the wildlife that seemed to be fearless of my presence. I began snapping photos of a very large whitetail buck beside the road. He was so majestic in the dense fog. Right then, years ago, I gained the inspiration for this painting. I’m so excited that I now get to share it with you! The moon is rising on a crisp early October night during the peak of the whitetails mating season. A farmer slowly drives down a gravel road after the days work. The only sound is the classic oldies country station crackling over the radio as the gravel rumbles beneath the old trucks tires. He slows to stop, as this proud buck gracefully races across the road in front of the glow of his headlights. This is the same majestic buck I saw all those years ago. I saved him in my memory for when I could immortalize on canvas the feeling he gave me of being so close to one of God’s creatures. Everyone who has taken this gravel road in Cades Cove can pick out exactly where it is. I hope you feel as though you are driving down that road in that old truck every time you look at “Deer Crossing.”

    ~ Abraham Hunter

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    12x16 AP (25) 

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    October 2015

    A picture perfect setting is a rare thing in nature. Life has a way of making a mess of things, and when we walk through it we are aware of time and tragedy. Fallen giant trees strewn about, huge boulders lying around from distant hills, and the eventual letting go of the leaves tells us that things will change. There are precious moments, however, when it is colorful and bright;; where there might even be a spot for you to sit and take it all in. This is why I created Tranquil Falls just for you. Go ahead and hop over to the green mossy rock and step onto the path that will lead you to a nice flat rock where you can take your shoes off and sit with your feet in the water. Then, just try to absorb the power and beauty of the falls. There are so many beautiful falls in the Smoky Mountains and surrounding foothills. Bonnie and I visited Tallulah Gorge a couple weeks ago in North East Georgia. Hurricane Falls could be seen after descending 650 stairs down into the bottom of the canyon. I stood there and "soaked" up the site, the sound and the feel of the falls. Of coarse I took some photos, too, because I wanted to paint this for you.

    ~ Mark Keathley

    Editions: 18"x27" SN (95) and AP (15), 24"x36" SN (25) and AP (10)

  • Tranquility by Abraham Hunter

    May 2016

    This little whitetail deer fawn is taking a rest in a quiet summer meadow. His mother has left him alone to nap, and he is peacefully awaiting her return. This fawn reminds me of the scripture in Isaiah , "You will keep him in perfect peace, those whos mind is steadfast, because they trust in you." Our heavenly father will come back for us very soon. Despite all of the craziness in the world today, we have the promise of perfect peace inside. I hope each time you see this fawn, he reminds you to be still, and soak up the peace that surpasses all understanding.

    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)