A Lovely Elk

As the sounds of elk bugling fill the valley, it means it’s time for the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival and the 36th Annual Western Visions Art Show + Sale! You will even catch a few elk on the walls, like this beauty from Amy Lay.
Amy Lay, Wapiti and Violet Greens. Oil and charcoal on canvas. 36 x 36 inches. © Amy Lay. 2023 Western Visions Live Auction Estimate: $7,000-$10,000. National Museum of Wildlife Art
The elk will be bugling very soon.
I like the shading abstract quality of it. Well done in a style I have seen before. The swallows are a nice touch.

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  1. Art of the West Magazine

    Amy Lay admits that it took her a few years to recognize the value of the art degree she earned from Eastern Oregon University in 1994. At the time, most of the faculty members were interested only in abstract art and didn’t appreciate her passion for wildlife and nature.
    Since those were the only subjects that interested her, Lay often felt that her instructors snubbed her. But there was one professor who encouraged her to take the time to explore and to develop her own style. Thirty years later, the style that emerged from that exploration has become the hallmark of Lay’s wildlife paintings.
    Learn more about Lay’s work and journey as an artist in the July/August Issue of Art of the West.
    ????️ Maggies & The Bull, Amy Lay oil and charcoal, 36″ by 48″

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