Chris Bacon | Bird Paintings in Watercolor and Alkyd

Although Chris Bacon received no formal training, his interest in art—and birds—arrived early, at the age of 3. He considered attending school at the Ontario College of Art but declined his acceptance in favor of forging his own path. If Bacon’s early years inspired his love of nature—in its myriad of colors and forms—it was in the wilds of Canada that he realized his artistic potential. Today Bacon lives and works in Burlington, Ontario, the town where he, at the age of 19, sold out his first show. In 2004 he was recognized with the Master Wildlife Artist Award from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, in Wausau, Wisconsin. His work can be found in collections around the world. Bacon is represented by Spanierman Gallery, LLC, in New York City. For more information, visit his website: www.chrisbacon.com.

To read more about Bacon see the November 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Here are some wildlife paintings that didn’t appear in the issue.

Flotilla (Polish Mutes) (watercolor, 19x30½) by Chris Bacon

Flotilla (Polish Mutes) (watercolor, 19x30½) by Chris Bacon

Study for Warbling Vireo and Cabbage Whites (watercolor, 8½x10½) by Chris Bacon

Study for Warbling Vireo and Cabbage Whites (watercolor, 8½x10½) by Chris Bacon

Who (Great Horned Owl) (alkyd, 15¼x7¼) by Chris Bacon

Who (Great Horned Owl) (alkyd, 15¼x7¼) by Chris Bacon

Lesser Yellowlegs (watercolor, 9¼x12¼) by Chris Bacon

Lesser Yellowlegs (watercolor, 9¼x12¼) by Chris Bacon

 


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