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Showcasing the artwork of Andrew Denman
Fall 2015

Available by fixed price silent bid in the Western Visions Wild 100 Show & Sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art this September in Jackson Hole, WY.
 "Modern Camouflage II" Western Screech Owls, 24 x 30" Acrylic on Cradled Board
by Andrew Denman
Fall 2015 Newsletter:


I'm writing this in a very good mood, owing largely to the terrific success of Astoria Fine Art's "Contemporary Wildlife" Show; thank you Astoria for doing such a marvelous job promoting and hosting this prestigious event!  But of course there's no rest for the wicked, the worthy, or the weary, and whichever one I may be from day to day, I'm hardly an exception to the rule. 
Fall is always the busiest time for wildlife artists.  For whatever reason, most of the big events in the wildlife art world insist on a September schedule, and this year is no exception.  My work will once again be included in the National Museum of Wildlife Art's annual Western Visions Wild 100, but for the first time in eleven years I will not be making the trip to Jackson Hole for the opening during Fall Arts Week.  I'll be far too busy with preparations for Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild, my national touring museum exhibition, which debuts at the Lindsay Wildlife Experience in mid-September.
This show has been over four years in the making, and has presented a real learning curve with its overwhelming logistical demands, frustrating scheduling challenges, and unending paperwork.  Fortunately consummate professional Dr. David J. Wagner is the tour director and curator of the show and has been great to work with.  The Lindsay Wildlife Experience's stellar director Norma Bishop and her staff have also made the process as smooth as possible, and of course the show could never happen without many generous collectors who agreed to loan key pieces for the more than eight month long tour.  I can hardly wait to share the results of our labors with you.  And if you can't see the show in California, you'll have other opportunities when The Modern Wild moves to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson this October and The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in New Jersey in February. 
As usual, there are lots of exciting things on the immediate and distant horizons.  Read on and join me when and where you can.  Until then, as always, I thank you for your continued interest and support.
Andrew Denman
The Modern Wild
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Walnut Creek, CA
Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild is the first-ever, national touring museum exhibition of the artwork of Andrew Denman.  After four years in the making, this mid-career retrospective will premiere at The Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek, CA, in September.  Andrew is pleased to partner with the Lindsay Wildlife Experience, a treasured local institution which played an important role in inspiring Andrew's love of nature as a child. 
The Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek, CA
For over fifty years, the Lindsay Wildlife Experience (formerly the Alexander Lindsay Junior Museum and Lindsay Wildlife Museum) has fostered a love of and understanding for the sensitive ecosystems and abundant wildlife of the San Francisco Bay Area.  The adjoining wildlife hospital cares for and rehabilitates thousands of injured native animals each year while the museum showcases non-releasable wildlife ambassadors and conducts a wide range of programs that encourage the pubic to interact positively with their natural environment.  Classrooms offer a variety of educational opportunities while the extensive gallery space hosts many important art exhibitions, most notably the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's venerable "Birds in Art" exhibition.
The Modern Wild will consist of thirty-five original works of art, including drawings, preparatory studies, and key pieces from private and public collections alike, in addition to the first ever public display of the artist's own poetry.   Andrew Denman is at the leading edge of the contemporary wildlife art movement; his unique combination of hyperrealism with stylization and abstraction imbues his work with a strongly contemporary flavor that immediately distinguishes him from his peers. The Modern Wild encapsulates the last fifteen years of Denman's career, and features an array of didactic panels which describe and interpret the compelling story of the artist's commitment to artistic experimentation, an uncompromising dedication to excellence, and an ambitious vision that has positioned him at the forefront of an artistic vanguard of the best animal artists working today.
The exhibition is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.  The company's President and Chief Curator is Dr. David J. Wagner, author of American Wildlife Art, considered by many the definitive book on wildlife painting, print-making, and sculpture in North America.  Wagner is the Tour Director for The Society of Animal Artists and has developed and toured such notable traveling museum exhibitions as "The Art of Robert Bateman," "Biodiversity in the Art of Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen," and "Kent Ulberg: A Retrospective."  He now enters the next chapter in his scholarly exegesis of this fascinating genre with Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild.  Both Dr. Wagner and Andrew Denman are excited to bring this collection of the artist's work into the public eye.
What: Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild
Where: Lindsay Wildlife Experience
             1931 1st Street, Walnut Creek, CA
When: September 19- October 18 2015
             Gala Opening September 26 including
             Conversation with Andrew Denman, 4-5 PM
             Artist Reception, 5-7 PM, Sponsored by
                                           Diablo Fine Art Gallery*
Regular Museum Hours: Wednesday- Sunday
            10 AM-5 PM
Museum Admission: $8.50
Contact: Lindsay Wildlife Museum (925) 935-1978
Info on the Web: Lindsay Wildlife Website 
                                Denman's Website
*Special thanks are due to Diablo Fine Art Gallery, the new home for original artwork by Andrew Denman in Walnut Creek, CA, for generously sponsoring the Gala Reception of The Modern Wild.  Visit www.diablofineart.com for more information.
Subsequent Tour Venues:  (more information about each of these openings will follow in future issues):
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
October 31, 2015- January 3, 2016
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ
February 1-April 30, 2015
For tour updates, links to museum locations, hours of admission, and other information, Click HERE.

Western Visions Wild 100
National Museum of Wildlife Art
 Jackson Hole, WY


Study for "Modern Camouflage II" 9x 12" Graphite on Watercolor Board. Currently available.
"Minerva" 9x12" Acrylic on Board. Available in this year's Western Visions

Now in its 28th year, The Western Visions Wild 100 (formerly Western Visions Miniatures & More Show & Sale) is among the most prestigious and highly anticipated invitational exhibitions in the world of wildlife and Western art.  It's also the biggest annual fundraiser for the National Museum of Wildlife Art, an institution that continues to be a leading example for showcasing wildlife art as fine art in a world


where this hugely popular and culturally significant subject matter often gets short shrift.  New artwork by the world's leading painters, draftsmen, and sculptors, including Andrew Denman, will be available for purchase in a fixed price silent bid system.  For those whose schedules make the journey to this star-studded and beautifully catered event impractical, remote bidding is available online from now until noon on September 18th, the day of the Museum Gala.


Denman is offering three pieces this year, all focusing on a favorite subject matter, owls.  You can read more about these individual pieces on the artist's website by clicking the images above, or CLICK HERE to view his work on the Museum website and place your bid.  Remember, this is not an auction, so you will never pay more than the listed price, but placing a bid does not guarantee that you will win the draw if multiple collectors are bidding on a single painting.  Good luck!



What: Western Visions Wild 100 Show & Sale
Where:  National Museum of Wildlife Art
              2820 Rungius Road
              Jackson Hole, WY 83001
When: Exhibition runs September 5- October 25, 2015
             Wild 100 Show & Sale, September 18, 2015
             Proxy Bidding open now until 12 pm September18th
             Regular Museum Hours: Monday-Sunday, 9am- 5pm
View Calendar of Events: Click HERE
Register for Events or Buy Tickets:   Click HERE
Place a Proxy Bid: Click HERE         
Contact: For questions regarding registration, call Andree Dean @ (307) 732-5445 or e-mail adean@wildlife.org
Other questions, contact Program Director Becky Kimmel
 @ (307)732-5424 or e-mail bkimmel@wildlifeart.org



Denman Workshop
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Tucson, Arizona
Register today for Andrew's three day workshop Event at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, October 30, 31, & November 1st, 2015
In conjunction with his national touring exhibition, "The Modern Wild," which will be on display in the ASDM's Ironwood Gallery, join Andrew Denman for three days of hands-on instruction in painting wildlife with acrylics, "Your Modern Wild." Workshop participants will be guided through the process of effectively working with photo reference,  creating a composition, under-painting, building up detail, glazing, and final highlighting in the creation of a finished painting. Denman will focus on the pre-work necessary to ensure a successful artwork and effectively approaching challenging textures such as feathers and fur. Students may bring their own reference photos, but the instructor will have additional photos on hand at the workshop.
 CLICK HERE or the image above to view the ASDM Fall Class Schedule and reserve your space today for this and other fine workshops.
Adventures in Art
 A Few Moments to Reflect:
From Walnut Creek to the Pacific Northwest
Enjoying the woods with our dogs
This summer, Guy and I  took a short but well-deserved break and drove up  to visit our dear friend, Connie, in Oregon.  Having worked non-stop for months in preparation for "Contemporary Wildlife" while simultaneously planning various aspects of The Modern Wild, it was important to slow down for a moment and reflect.  Few people who are not self-employed (or living with someone who is) fully understand the demands of running a business; one thing I can say for sure is that even for someone like myself who is hard wired to "stop and smell the roses," it can be very hard to see anything but deadlines, e-mails, marketing, and logistics.  This is especially dangerous for an artist who draws his inspiration from the peaceful observation of nature, and who relies on that very peaceful time to recharge his batteries, both physical and spiritual.
We were off to a rough start when our night camping in Shasta on the drive up was stiflingly hot and punctuated by dry thunder storms, more than a little unnerving in a drought afflicted forest in high summer and enough to scare Guy into sleeping in the car.  Fortunately we arrived to sunny but blessedly cool conditions in Lincoln City were we had a great time catching up with our former neighbor and her family and meeting some of her friends.   Despite my best efforts to relax, I found myself slipping into work mode and fighting bad cell signals to answer a few important e-mails on our first night in Oregon.  Fortunately, the lure of the Pacific Northwest Rainforest was too strong, and before I knew it, I was wandering happily through the green gloom of redwood forests mantled with great clumps and sheets of moss and lichen, listening for the tantalizing echoes of birds telegraphing their strange and ethereal messages in the lofty canopy overhead.  We saw no shortage of Stellar Jays, encountered plenty of squirrels (much to the delight of our dogs, Ella & Enzi), and had a memorable sighting of some adorable fauns.  Unfortunately our later attempts to spot whales off the coast were unsuccessful.
Artist Kyle Gribskov demonstrates glass-blowing at Alder House
The fauns my friend Connie has so often mentioned made an on-cue appearance
When not looking for inspiration from nature, we found plenty of joy in some terrific meals and visits to local galleries and art institutions, including Alder House Glassblowing, where we watched a magical demonstration of this fascinating craft.
Andrew and Connie enjoy the coastal sunset after a seafood dinner
Back home we were present for the very well-attended grand opening of our friend Brian Fowler's latest venture, Diablo Fine Art Gallery.  As you can see from the pictures, the artfully catered reception was a big hit.  Now, after only just a few months in business, the gallery has already held several events, including "A Conversation with Andrew Denman & Guy Combes" which is available for viewing on YouTube (see column above right).  Speaking of time to reflect, another important thing for a working artist to consider along with slowing down, is to appreciate those people who, in this challenging business, are doing things right.  Running a gallery is one of the hardest jobs to do well, and Brian continues to put his best foot vigorously forward in these crucial early days.  The Bay Area East of the Caldecott Tunnel has long been in need of a quality commercial art gallery, and I hope those of you who are in the market for original art will consider making a purchase from Diablo Fine Art.  Show your support for a local business and the artists it represents.
Denman at Diablo Fine Art Gallery
A well-attended Grand Opening

Advertisement in the September/October issue of Fine Art Connoisseur        

Coming Soon  
Western Art & Architecture  Profile: Oct. 2015
Coming soon in the October/November issue... 
Drawn II : November 2015
After the rousing success of The Gallery at Sculpture by the Lakes' inaugural exhibition last year, Drawn will become an annual event.  This second annual show at the idyllic British sculpture park and garden will feature new works by Andrew Denman and a host of talented and dedicated artists from around the world.  Exhibition runs from November 14th- December 11th 2015
The Modern Wild Tour: October 2015- April 2016
Look for Andrew Denman's mid-career retrospective touring show as it makes its way across the US from it's Walnut Creek, California debut.  The show will appear at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ, from October 31st, 2015- January 3rd, 2016.  The final venue will be The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in Oradell, NJ, from February 1st- April 30th 2016.  Watch for future updates in coming issues of the AndrewDenmna.com E-Newsletter and Facebook.
 The Modern Wild Coast to Coast Tour
Contemporary Birds : March 2016
Scheduled for March 19th- April of 2016, The Gallery at Sculpture by the Lakes will host Contemporary Birds, an exhibition of renowned international artists who portray avian subjects with a modern and evocative eye.
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Issue #25
Andrew Denman with Ella & Enzi near Mount Shasta in Northern CA (Photo by Guy Combes).


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The Modern Wild West Coast Premier
Western Visions Wild 100
Denman Artist Workshop in Tucson
Adventures in Art: A Few Moments to Reflect
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 "Contemporary Wildlife Art" at Astoria Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY, this July was a smash hit, with nearly every one of Denman's new major pieces finding a home.


Still Available


Welsummer Cockerel

14 x 11"

Acrylic on Cradled Board, 2015


 Click HERE to see all available pieces at Astoria Fine Art or call the gallery today: 


(307) 733-4016  

Click the images above for more information




Coming Soon

to The Gallery at

Sculpture by the Lakes


 "Icarus Fallen"


15 3/4 x 23 3/4"

Graphite & Nero Pencil on Watercolor Board


I've long been fascinated with Greek Mythology, and one of the most compelling stories is the Icarus fable.  Not only does it provide a beautiful and evocative image of a man with wings, but it offers a compelling lesson about the dangers of ambition and the necessity for humility in the face of nature. In preparation for Sculpture by the Lakes' second annual "Drawn" exhibition opening this November, I am currently working on a three part series of drawings that will encapsulate the full arc of the Icarus narrative.  Only the final panel, "Icarus Fallen" is finished.  Please watch your inbox for a fall supplement sometime in  late October or early November with more information about this show and completed images. 


Still in Progress... 


"Icarus Defiant"


 These pieces will not be posted on the SBTL website until closer to the show, but please call or e-mail the gallery to express your interest, add yourself to their mailing list, or request a complimentary exhibition catalogue.


Contact Gallery Manager

Bella Wisett-Warner:


or call:

 (from the US) + 44 7901 107060 


also Available from:  
European Robin
10 x 10"
Acrylic on Cradled Board, 2015
Click HERE to see all currently available pieces at The Gallery @ Sculpture by the Lakes or call the gallery today: 
(from the US) +44 7901 107060  
Click the images above for more information


Currently Available

at Creighton Block Gallery


 "Modern Camouflage" (detail)

Screech Owl

30 x 30"

Acrylic on Cradled Board, 2015


 Click HERE to see all available pieces at Creighton Block Gallery or call the gallery today: 


(406) 580-6867  

Click the images above for more information


Still Available from

Picture This! Framing & Gallery

 "Spring Time is for Happy People

Who Like Owls"

Burrowing Owl

12 x 9"

Acrylic on Cradled Board, 2014


 Click HEREto see all available pieces at Picture This! Framing & Gallery or call the gallery today: 


(800) 528-4278  

Click the images above for more information





Hot off the Press

Denman in Print



It's been a good couple of months for press coverage; in conjunction with Astoria Fine Art's "Contemporary Wildlife" show, Denman's work was featured in the August issues of  both Southwest Art and American Art Collector.  A preview of The Modern Wild also appears in the September/October issue of Fine Art Connoisseur, just now being released.





A Conversation worth Listening to...


A Conversation with Andrew Denman & Guy Combes
A Conversation with Andrew Denman & Guy Combes


In late July, Diablo Fine Art Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA, hosted " A Conversation with Andrew Denman & Guy Combes.  This hour long informal interview moderated by Western Art & Architecture's Kathleen Lawrence-Davis covers everything from the artist's personal motivations for creating art, their backgrounds, the cultural relevance of wildlife art, the relationship between art and environmental conservation,the current state of the art market, working with galleries, and life as a self-employed fine artist. Watch the entire program on YouTube above.


New Limited Edition Reproduction
From the Greenwich Workshop
Limited Edition of 45
20 x 15"
Limited Edition GiclĂ©e  Canvas
The Greenwich Workshop releases a new limited reproduction of artwork by Andrew Denman.  "Minerva" is available for $325 .  A limited number of artist proofs may be available by contacting Denman Studios directly.  Otherwise, visit The Greenwich Workshop online now to find a retailer near you.
Click HERE to see this and other limited editions by The Greenwich Workshop
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