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  • Bonnieabrahamhunter

    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)

  • 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)

  • holidaygreetingsabrahamhunter.jpg

    October 2015

    Holiday Greetings will become the third in the Feathered Friends Series. This series will showcase a different pair of song birds in each release. Each image will feature both the male and the female of the species. Tidings of Comfort and Joy has been wildly successful and is already approaching a sell out. Gold Finch Meadow too has been very successful so we are expecting a quick sell out of Holiday Greetings. See sizes and prices below.
    - Abraham Hunter

    Editions: 12"x16" SN (95) and AP (25), 16"x20" SN (95) and AP (15)

     

  • illbehomemarkkeathley.jpg

    November 2015

    This time of year (Christmas and the holiday season) is different for us than it used to be. In the past, when November 1st rolled by, Bonnie and I started making lists and getting excited about the shopping and gifts we would find for our little ones. It was a magical time of year filled with Play Mobile toys and BB guns. Once there was a horse, a real Teepee in the woods, and so many other fun things. Our boys grew up never having a “list” because they knew mom and dad came up with some great ideas beyond what they hoped for. This year, however, we have a gift or two in mind, but our hearts are longing for something else. You see, they are gone now. Those who once brightened our day with their smiles, jokes and passion for life, are off living their own lives in distant cities. Sure we stay connected with FaceTime and phone calls, but the thing we look forward to most are those simple words, “I’ll be home…. “ So go ahead - stir the longing and prepare a homecoming for those you love.

    ~ Mark Keathley

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

  • lightfromthepastmarkkeathley.jpg

    October 2015

    Bud Ogle was one of the early settlers and founder of what is now Gatlinburg, TN in the Smoky Mountains. Visitors can drive up Historic Motor Nature Trail and find his cabin still standing. These hearty settlers faced hardships and difficulties that we in our modern world are not really able to comprehend. As you look at the glow from the window one can imagine a family eking out a living from the rocky soil and trying to keep warm by burning wood that was cut off the land. That light in the window is a warm reminder of those hardships and a Light From the Past

    ~ Mark Keathley

    Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)

  • lightoftheworldmarkkeathley.jpg

    September 2015

    By way of virgin birth, God side stepped the curse of sin and entered the world as man was originally created to be - Connected to the father by His indwelling Spiritual Life - ETERNAL LIFE. This LIFE was to be the Light of Men (that governing force within men which could guide each man in the light.) He was the Lamb of God born to “take away the sin of the world” (that self powering force which drives all men born in Adam to live separate from God.) By His perfect and sinless life, he was an acceptable sacrifice to pay for all the sin of all mankind. So, now, who ever believes in Him, steps out of darkness and bondage and into freedom and light. In HIM is no darkness. In HIM is no sin or condemnation. In Him is perfection.

    Jesus came saying “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.” When we admit our need for His Light and acknowledge our own sin and darkness, we can then receive HIS LIFE (that inner Spiritual connection to God) and become Sons, Heirs to the promise, and Children of Light. We step out of Darkness and into a Kingdom with no condemnation or judgment on us, and therefore a place where we should judge no man. This is a new place where the KING, Himself, took on the penalty and judgment for all our sin, and reigns down on us blessing as sons and daughters. By Faith alone, we are placed into the new kingdom - we are IN HIM - JESUS - THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

    ~ Mark Keathley

    Editions: 18"x24" SN (495) and AP (25), 25.5"x34" SN (95) and AP (15), 30"x40" SN (50) and AP (10)

  • moonlitcampabrahamhunter

     

    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)

  • morningincadescovemarkkeathley.jpg

    August 2015

    This particular morning in Cades Cove I was behind a line of cars crawling down the one lane blacktop. Brake lights were all on, maybe off for a couple seconds, then on again.

    The morning mist was thick and the air was thin. I remember wishing I had a warmer jacket as I strolled away from the line of cars hoping to find a vantage point that just might get it all in. It rarely happens - where everything comes together and I hear music in the background as I take a photo! This day was no different, but the sun was eager to shine its light on the landscape, and that is what caught my attention. Everyone else was there to see the fall color or an illusive bear, but I was after the light. I took this photo, and smiled inside when I reviewed it on my camera screen.

    As you can see, it was the "mood" that I was interested in when starting this painting. I arranged and re arranged some barns and a cabin, and decided to make it feel like I felt that morning, walking on my own through this picturesque countryside - nothing was planned. There was no "center piece." Just the randomness of nature and the addition of a family farm which I would see in a few minutes around the corner.

    Then out of my imagination and longing, stroll a herd of deer into the pasture from a thicket on the left. Oh, did you hear that? It sounds like turkeys in the woods over there. Maybe they will come out too. There is something about these dawn moments that stirs the soul and helps us anticipate excitement and adventure in our life. With Morning at Cades Cove, I want to invite you to your new day. It is bursting with color and sound, and light - so go ahead and enter it with anticipation.

    ~ Mark Keathley

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

  • morningsilencemarkkeathley.jpg

    March 2016

    The stillness in the mountains is different from where I live along the coast of Texas. I’ve gone days without feeling a breeze or the stirring of wind. Some mornings, the frost on the trees catches the light and highlights all the intricate details of the branches as they are backlit by a rising sun. It’s so thrilling to see it and capture it with my camera. Compiling several photos from the area around our cabin in the mountains of Colorado, I imagined this grand herd of elk coming into the clearing next to the river and put it all together in Morning Silence. Their warm bodies and breath are creating a steamy glow around them while they meander through yesterday’s snow looking for something to nibble on. While it is a harsh environment, these magnificent animals survive the conditions with grace and majesty and will thrill the soul on a chance encounter in the wild of the mountains.

    ~ Mark Keathley

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

  • mothersloveabrahamhunter

    September 2015

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

    Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)

  • Radiant Sunrise by Mark Keathley

    I’ve been trying to create a spot where everyone can go to be alone with their thoughts, their own history, and their beliefs about themselves. In this place of stillness we can hear a new word – a truth from above which can change everything from that moment on. From this place and time forward it will be a new day, a new beginning – a “Radiant Sunrise”.

    – Mark Keathley

    Radiant Sunrise by Mark Keathley

    18×27 S/N (95): $750 Framed or $550 Canvas
    18×27 A/P (15): $1195 Framed or $995 Canvas
    24×36 S/N (50): $1150 Framed or $830 Canvas
    24×36 A/P (5): $1695 Framed or $1375 Canvas
    40×60 S/N (10): $3300 Framed or $2500 Canvas

  • Sanctuary by Mark Keathley

    When I close my eyes to shut out the noise and business of the day it’s hard to find a place to “go” in my mind where I can be totally at ease – at peace with my self and my life. When I do try to shut it out and go to my happy spot internally, somehow this is what I see in my mind – there is this path leading through the dunes and flowers where the sand is still warm from the sun, and up ahead the moon is drawing me forward to the edge of the water where I can walk and be alone, where no one will interfere with my thoughts. It’s a time to “be still” and soak in the light. I let all my senses tune in to the truth – “it is well with my soul.” I hope this scene can become such a place for you – a place to meditate – a place to simply BE – your own personal “SANCTUARY.”

    – Mark Keathley

    Sanctuary by Mark Keathley

    18×24   S/N     (95):       $750 Framed     or $550 Canvas
    18×24   A/P      (15):      $1195 Framed     or $995 Canvas
    25.5×34 S/N    (50):      $1150 Framed     or $830 Canvas
    25.5×34 A/P       (5):      $1695 Framed     or $1375 Canvas
    36×48    S/N     (10):     $2350 Framed     or $1800 Canvas

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    February 2016

    These baby foxes have been playing all day, and finally exhausted, are ready for a nap. For Mama it couldn't have come too soon. She is probably all tuckered out too from trying to keep up with them the whole day... but she still has to go out and find food for the family. A mama's work is never done, as they say. I'm sure that she will find a little time to herself now that the little ones are both having Sweet Dreams.
    ~ Abraham Hunter

    Edition: 12"x16" AP (25)

  • tendermoments

    April 2016

    On this beautiful spring morning, a momma black bear is taking loving care of her cubs. She has just lulled one of them to sleep and now the other child needs her attention. Being a mother has to be the hardest job there is. But regardless, you can see the patience, love, and strength in her eyes. She’ll help them grow, teach them, protect them, love them, and be their role model. In these Tender Moments of their childhood she gives them memories and love to last a lifetime.

    During the many hours of painting this piece, I drew inspiration from my memories of my mother while growing up. I was one of five kids, and no doubt we caused her a lot of stress by how crazy we could be at times. Love is patient, love is kind, and that’s what we got from mom. This painting is dedicated to her and to all mothers who rarely get the credit they deserve..

    ~ Abraham Hunter

     

    Editions: 12"x16" AP (25), 18"x24" SN (95) and AP (15)