Kaleidescapes Art Works
by  Dan Rutledge

     Dan is a native of Louisiana and received his art education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and his mentor, Ben Earl Looney. Carrying a second major in Zoology influenced his paintings of nature. He has painted subjects both above and below waterline.
     Dan's art affiliations include the National Watercolor Society,Midwestern Watercolor Society,California Watercolor Society,and is a signature member of the Society of Watercolor Artists. He has exhibited and won awards in National and International art competitions and is Nationally and Internationally collected and published.
    



Artist's Statement


     I have been involved in art and animals from the age of five.I was taught to draw and paint by my parents and grandparents and to respect all animal life. I started drawing domestic pets and farm animals as a child, and as I grew, so did my knowledge and love for wildlife, both on land and in water.
   
    We are losing our natural resources at an alarming rate. Studies show that 150-200 species of plants, animals, and insects become extinct every 24 hours. Scientists believe this is greater than anything since the vanishing of the dinosaurs nearly 65 million years ago. One can call this loss attrition,climate change, environmental change, or just plain nature, but we know WE are to blame.

   My art attempts to capture the essence, beauty, and fragile condition of our natural resources. I have consentrated my latest paintings on the endangered species of the world.There is not enough time to capture them all, but I hope others see the beauty in these creatures as I do, understand their plight, and in some way, feel the need and desire to help preserve these natural resources.

Lean on Me II
Original Acrylic
24hx20w
$1300

Defiance
Original Acrylic
30hx20w framed 39x29
$1500

Almost Gone
Original Acrylic
2hx32w
$1700

The Guardian
Original Acrylic
20hx30w  framed 29hx39w
$1200

River Rights
Lim. Ed Glicee' Print
20hx15 1/2w
$120

Feudal Rewards
Original Watercolor
22hx30w framed 30hx38w
$1200

The Pond Fairy
Lim. Ed. Giclee' Print
20"h x 14"w
$120

The Huntress
Original Watercolor
Sold

Mariners Passage
Lim. Ed. Giclee' Print
14"h x 21"w
$120

Bugle boy
Original Acrylic
$800

Vigilance
Original Acrylic
24"h x 30"w
$1500

Most original paintings may be purchased in Limited Edition Giclee' form. Contact artist for availability, size and price of individual piece.

Dan Rutledge can be reached at:
Kaleidescapes Art Works
P.O> Box 776
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

(831) 338-7288

kaleidescapesart70@yahoo.com

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