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  • bonnieandclydeabrahamhunter.jpg

    November 2015

    Early this spring, my brother and his wife stumbled upon two baby orphaned raccoons. I quickly volunteered to assume the role of daddy (and mother) so as to take good care of them. They were barely two weeks old and kept me up every two hours to feed them from a bottle and cuddle them. My sister gave them their names; these masked bandits deserved, Bonnie and Clyde. They were the sweetest pets I've ever had, and kept me company for weeks in my studio. They're now living happily with other raccoons on a wildlife refuge and even though I'm sure they don't remember me, I will always remember the precious moments I spent with them. I took painstaking time on their portraits, and I tried to capture their individual personalities. Clyde had bigger, floppy ears and always had a cute bewildered look on his face while he followed his big sister around. Bonnie was extremely curious, very vocal, and was a big mischief maker to say the least. These paintings of them hold a very special place in my heart, and I'm so glad you've given me the chance to share these paintings of my kids with you.

    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Editions: 12"x16" AP (15), 18"x24" SN (95) and AP (15)

  • Clydeabrahamhunter

    November 2015

    Early this spring, my brother and his wife stumbled upon two baby orphaned raccoons. I quickly volunteered to assume the role of daddy (and mother) so as to take good care of them. They were barely two weeks old and kept me up every two hours to feed them from a bottle and cuddle them. My sister gave them their names; these masked bandits deserved, Bonnie and Clyde. They were the sweetest pets I've ever had, and kept me company for weeks in my studio. They're now living happily with other raccoons on a wildlife refuge and even though I'm sure they don't remember me, I will always remember the precious moments I spent with them. I took painstaking time on their portraits, and I tried to capture their individual personalities. Clyde had bigger, floppy ears and always had a cute bewildered look on his face while he followed his big sister around. Bonnie was extremely curious, very vocal, and was a big mischief maker to say the least. These paintings of them hold a very special place in my heart, and I'm so glad you've given me the chance to share these paintings of my kids with you.
    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)

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    February 2016

    I go to the mountains regularly. Offering up amazing views and beautiful fresh air, I come alive in all my senses and breathe deep of the Majesty of God’s creation. I never cease to be amazed at the scale. No photograph or painting seems to capture the sheer magnitude of each peak much less the mass of them all together. This particular day of sightseeing, driving along miles of split rail fence and the entrance to Ralph Lauren’s Double RL ranch, I couldn’t take my eyes off the peaks ! Towering over the valley in front of me in the soft backlit sunlight, the landscape before me was mesmerizing. Patches of clouds, sunshine and shadows floating across the land were so internally moving, all I could say was “Wow!” over and over. I want you to feel the magnitude of the Rockies and the Harmony the light and air brought to this ideal setting as I changed nothing. I simply painted, took pictures, and breathed deep. I did wish for a heard of elk to come by - so maybe they did later - but I added them to complete the joy and the wonder of Highland Harmony.

    ~ Mark Keathley

    Editions: 20"x24" SN (95) and AP (15), 24"x30" SN (25) and AP (5), 36"x48" AP (5)

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    September 2015

    On a misty Fall evening deep in a hardwood forest, the moon begins to cast its gentle rays through the canopy of leaves and softly glistens of the water as it laps against the shore. The campers are probably out gathering more firewood to keep the fire going well into the night. There will be s'mores made from roasting marshmallows over the fire and guitar playing to warm the heart and stir the soul. I've tried to capture this moment in time for you to enjoy for ever. I hope Moonlit Camp blesses you with its message, and that you never take for granted all that Our Creator as so graciously given us..
    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)

  • mothersloveabrahamhunter

    September 2015

    There is something about a mother's love that is universal.
    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)

  • tranquilfallssmallmarkkeathley.jpg

    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)