Description Brown bears . Ursus arctos arctos . From an original graphite artwork by wildlife artist Daniela Hartl-Heisan.There are about 200.000 brown bears in the world. Its larger populations match the largest extant land carnivores. In spite of their size, some brown bears have been clocked at speeds in excess of 35 mph. The average litter number is between one and four, with twins (like the bears shown on this artwork) being the most common number.Although their inclusion as of 'Least concern' on the 2006 IUCN red list of threatended species refers to their global population, the fact is that local populations are increasingly becoming scarcer. And as the IUCN itself adds 'Least Concern does not always mean that species are not at risk. There are declinig species that are evaluated as Least Concern'. About the motive Daniela says that 'it was a big pleasure watching their game and a great privilege to share this untroubled moment of their juvenile life'.
Daniela Hartl-Heisan, Vienna Member Since May 2008 Artist Statement Daniela lives and works in Vienna, Austria as a professional Wildlife and Ex Libris - Bookplate artist. Specialized on birds and wildlife, Daniela mainly works in watercolor, graphite and pen & ink. As well as for her Wildlife art she is also recognized for her beautiful Ex Libris - Bookplate art.
Conservation is of major importance for her and with her art she regularly supports conservation projects through her Owlstudio Wolf Project.
For more information on Daniela and her art, please visit her Owlstudio online at www.owlstudio.at
For Daniela's Ex Libris Art visit her Exlibrisstudio online at www.exlibrisstudio.com