Description Jerry's Bear is by Avonelle Kelsey (1931-2009) is a 32'x19' acrylic on cardboard and was inspired by a photograph in the newspaper in which a cat had cornered a bear up a tree. Avonelle found the whole thing amusing. She changed out the cat for a squirrel(?) and painted the scene for her grandson Jerry. This was in 2006. They were both mature adults at the time. Have fun with it!
Nola Lee Kelsey, Bang Saphan Member Since July 2012 Artist Statement I am an American expat living in Asia. As I have settled in here over the past couple years I have also moved into a new phase of my life, indulging my love of art â€“ a gift that was passed to me by my mother, artist Avonelle Kelsey (1931-2009).
Prior to my mid-life art bender, my life was spent as a zoologist whose career evolved into writing and publishing a series of books, most frequently guidebooks, with a focus on global volunteer travel programs. I believe that how travelers choose to spend their tourism dollars offers a great potential to impact wildlife and global conservation programs â€“ either positively or negatively. Wildlife, street dog care and encouraging true responsible travel will always be a passions of mine, making frequent appearances in my artwork.
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Note: If you are looking for the artwork of my mother, the fabulous artist Avonelle Kelsey (1931-2009), please visit The Avonelle Kelsey Gallery at: www.AvonelleKelsey.com