Description 'Bears of Denali' tells a familiar story of the wildlife and the incredible wilderness that is Alaska's Denali National Park. With plant life severely limited by permafrost (permanently frozen subsoil), the landscape is visually transformed into this amazing expansive tundra. In my painting, a familiar trek for the Mother Grizzly and her three cubs, on this day is more annoying than normal to the Mother. She, anxious to get the family fed, is interested in getting down to her favorite fishing spot. On the other hand, the kids, led by one particular instigator (on hind legs), seem more interested in agitating the other two to the point that the trip has already been delayed by several aggressive wrestling matches.
Jerry Sauls, St. Johns Member Since November 2013 Artist Statement Art and the natural world have been the driving forces that have shaped Jerry’s life and career. Self-taught, Jerry can not remember a time when he wasn’t painting, studying art and the great artists, or developing an affinity and never-ending infatuation with the phenomenal beauty of Nature.
Since the early eighties Jerry has been exhibiting and selling his artwork, gaining both success and recognition as his work became known. In July 1999 this success finally enabled him to leave his job as a Computer Applications Manager and Systems Analyst, and devote himself full time to his artistic career. His first task was to build a home to accommodate his lifestyle, with a studio and gallery to exhibit his work. Next Jerry used his experience in the field of technology to design and build a website to promote his work (www.jerrysauls.com).
Always seeking inspiration and development of his skills, Jerry has travelled extensively. His work includes studies from the Hawaiian Islands, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and Alaska.
Collectors of Jerry Sauls’ work appreciate the fine detail, perspective and imaginative use of light simulation with which he portrays an innate understanding of his chosen subjects.