Art Show & Sale

At the annual NatureWorks Art Show and Sale, art lovers can browse paintings, sculptures and wooden carvings by the top wildlife, western and landscape artists across the United States.

NatureWorks selects a few featured artists in addition to the many talented exhibiting artists whose work will be on display throughout the entire show. Thirty percent of each art sale goes toward supporting the development and conservation of Oklahoma’s natural habitats, as well as the creatures who live in and depend upon those habitats.

Be sure to check out our recap from the most recent show and find out more details about the 2018 Art Show held at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center on February 24-25. Patron party Friday February 23rd.

Exhibiting Artists

Sculptors

Pettit has always had a passion for creating. He grew up drawing and painting, but when he first discovered sculpture, a deep connection was forged.
Eventually his passion for art became undeniable, and he realized he could apply his education towards making a career as a sculptor of the wildlife he immersed himself in during his free time.

Bryce Pettit

www.brycepettit.com

Award winning sculptor, Christine Knapp, a resident of Colorado, has been a professional artist since 1990. She is best known for her realistic bronze creations of both animal and human subjects.

In order to better convey the spirit of her subjects, she has traveled to South America, Canada, Europe and Africa to obtain first hand knowledge through personal observation and her own photography.

"Sealing the Deal"

Christine Knapp

www.christineknappsculpture.com

"Sealing the Deal" by Christine Knapp

Price: $3750

Dimensions: 18.75"H x 19.5"L x 10"W Bronze, Limited edition of 12

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

David H. Turner, has an incredible talent of capturing the beauty and motion of wildlife in bronze. His native land, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, a peninsula surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, is rich in wildlife and is a continuous source of inspiration for his work.

"Ruddy Duck II"

David Turner

www.turnersculpture.com

"Ruddy Duck II" by David Turner

Price: $1,400

Dimensions: 9"l x 6 1/2"w x 8 1/2 "h

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Dennis E. Conner is an artist who specializes in western and wildlife bronze sculpture.  He believes his realistic approach captures the essence of our western heritage, Native American culture, or a moment in nature.  Such authenticity allows the viewer to connect with a time from our past.

"Sioux Warrior"

Dennis Conner

denniseconnerbronzes.com

"Sioux Warrior" by Dennis Conner

Price: $1,350

Dimensions: 13”x8”x6”

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Growing up in a small town in Colorado, Eric Slocombe had the majestic Rocky Mountains in his own backyard. Here, he spent his childhood experiencing firsthand the natural beauty of the wilderness – hunting, fishing, and camping on the river with his Dad. Even today, he vividly remembers what it felt like as a boy to hear elk bugling in the distance.

Eric Slocombe

www.ericslocombe.com

Jocelyn Russell was born and raised in the San Luis Valley in beautiful Colorado. The baby of five children, she was allowed to join Mom in the studio after the older kids were sent off to school. Jocelyn dabbled with all forms of art material, but not crayons or play-doh. She had the real thing… paints and clay!

Jocelyn L. Russell

www.wildlifebronzes.com

Mike grew up in Wyoming where he spent his childhood hunting, fishing and modeling in clay. His passion for wildlife formed early in his life and has grown as he travels the world. His years as a professional wildlife photographer served him well and gave Mike a foundation for the sculpture that he is so passionate about today.

"Two of a Kind"

Mike Barlow

www.mikebarlow.com

Paul comes from a family of artists and has drawn and painted his whole life.  After receiving an Associate of Arts degree from a local college in 1984, he accepted a job at the Smithsonian Institution doing taxidermy and model making. Paul’s work has been exhibited in such prestigious art shows such as the National Sculpture Society, the Society of Animal Artists and Birds in Art.

Paul Rhymer

www.rhymerstudio.com

FOUNTAINS OF INSPIRATION
There are two main fountains of inspiration by which artist Raymond Gibby derives inspiration to create his figurative and wildlife bronzes. First, he draws upon his childhood memories, from the times that he was growing up in the hills outside of Riverside, California. His second main source of inspiration comes from the raising of his own family of seven children with his beautiful wife, Aimee Gibby, in the mountains of Utah.

"Triumphant"

Raymond Gibby

www.gibbybronze.com

Ronald finds inspiration for his sculptures anywhere from the great outdoors to his own backyard. As an avid outdoorsman, He emphasizes the importance of studying the sources of his works in process – the anatomy, habits and habitat. Loving being able to connect and capture moments in time through sculpture.

Mr. Wells has won numerous awards and exhibited his work in museums and fine art shows across the nation. Mr. Wells is also a published author. He has written several published articles, as well as a children’s book, The Legend of Catfish & Little Bream (1997), published by Acadian House Publishing in Lafayette, Louisiana.

"Rut'n Honey"

Ronnie Wells

www.ronniewells.com

"Rut'n Honey" by Ronnie Wells

Price: $18,000

Dimensions: Height: 29" Length: 40" Width: 17"

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

"3's a Crowd"

Royce Gilliland

www.roycegilliland.com

"3's a Crowd" by Royce Gilliland

Price: $1,650

Dimensions: 13” High - 9” Wide

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Stephen LeBlanc has been a professional sculptor for over 30 years. Being an avid outdoorsman, his specialty is realistic wildlife. Whether it is a ram on a lofty mountain peak in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge, or a pair of stingrays gracefully skating along the ocean floor in Jamaica, Stephen has been there to experience the sight.

Stephen LeBlanc

www.leblancsculptures.com

Painters

I paint the American West, the era before the Great Western Migration changed it forever. My oil paintings are western and landscape, however my favorite subject matter is the Northern and Southern Plains Tribes, usually in peaceful camp settings.  These paintings primarily show the passage and life of man through the landscape. It is my intent to create the feeling of “being there”. I consider my painting style as semi-impressionistic. I use a warm palette with heavy paint, leaving the center subjects in detail. I enjoy the “time of the horse” history of these Native Americans. I have a studio with books on the many western tribes, artifacts, weapons and other items of the American West.

"A Way of Life"

Bill Mittag

www.art-theamericanwest.com

Born in Minneapolis in 1952, Bruce Miller showed signs of artistic talent at an early age Given a set of acrylic paints for seventh grade art class, he painted exclusively with acrylics until 1999, when he began painting with oils. Being an avid outdoorsman and Eagle Scout, in 1981 he began painting wildlife.

"Under the Cottonwoods"

Bruce Miller

www.brucemillerartist.com

"Under the Cottonwoods" by Bruce Miller

Price: $6,500

Dimensions: 24x30

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Raised in a small farming community, my parents and grandparents taught us to respect the land and accept the responsibility of maintaining the delicate balance of nature. When you see my work, I invite you to pause and enjoy. May you too be fascinated by nature and all it has to offer.

Carolyn Mejstrik


Carolyn Mock, a well known Oklahoma artist, is known for realism in her work.  She considers her artistic talent and the pleasure of being able to pursue her talents, a wonderful gift.  Each morning she walks the thirty feet to her art studio and spends all day doing something she loves, painting or sculpting.  The easel is positioned to look out of large windows where there is a pond close by.  Canada geese and great blue heron are often seen visiting.  Late in the day, there are deer that frequently show their displeasure when Carolyn disturbs them as she leaves the studio for the day.

After many trips she has amassed a huge amount of valuable reference.  She has been privileged to study with the worlds masters of wildlife art: Robert Bateman, Guy Coheleach, Carl Brenders, Terry Issac and many more.

“My choice of medium has always been oils.  My choice of wildlife developed because of my love for nature.  The style of realism allows me to show the dignity of each individual animal plus the awe I feel for he animals I am painting.  The amazing payoff for enjoying each day of this life is when someone wants to own one of the piece I have done. “

"American Survivor"

Carolyn Mock

www.carolynmockart.com

"American Survivor" by Carolyn Mock

Price: $1,800

Dimensions: 18" by 24"

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Christopher became interested in drawing and painting at an early age. He entered his first juried art festival as a teenager. After earning a degree in commercial art,Christopher worked in advertising doing graphic design and illustrations for a multitude of clients. After several years of working for agencies and as a freelance illustrator Christopher took a extended hiatus from doing commercial artwork.

Christopher Westfall

www.christopherwestfall.com

Cory Carlson vividly portrays nature’s timeless beauty and energy with his extraordinary wildlife paintings. His art reveals a unique ability to bring the intensity of life in the wild to canvas and reveal its hidden realms. In the eyes of his subjects he offers us a captivating and emotional insight into the soul of nature.

"River Crossing"

Cory Carlson

www.corycarlson.com

"River Crossing" by Cory Carlson

Price: $3,800

Dimensions: 15" x 30"

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

"Opening"

Dale Martin

www.facebook.com/DaleMartinPSA/

"Opening" by Dale Martin

Price: $950

Dimensions: 11" x 14" Pastel on prepared archival surface.

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Jan McKay is a native of England, moved to Australia, now living and working as an artist in the United States. With 26 years experience as an Interior Designer, Jan developed a natural eye for beauty and design, which has translated into her paintings. With the tragic death of her daughter in 2008, Jan’s focus shifted from designer to artist. Her daughter Stephanie was talented in many areas, and took private art lessons for 3 yrs. After her passing, the art teacher suggested that Jan try art and she did. Learning under her daughter’s instructor, Jan discovered her love of art. The themes of her wildlife paintings reflect the love of mother and child. Her subjects of wildlife, flowers and pets are the perfect subject to display the beauty of creation, and the love we have been given from above.

"Freedom"

Jan Mckay


"Freedom" by Jan Mckay

Price: $1950 (unframed)

Dimensions: 24x24 Oil on Wood Board

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Janeice Linden has been painting original fine art for more than 25 years. She has enjoyed success with a variety of media including oil, pastel, graphite, and charcoal. Landscapes and wildlife have been a focus of her work. Living in Colorado has continued to inspire her to breathe life into her subjects.

"The Kick -1978"

Jay O’Meilia


"The Kick -1978" by Jay O’Meilia

Price: $1000

Dimensions: 24" X 36", Color Hand-Pulled Serigraph

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Jennifer O’Cualain is a prolific painter of all things natural. Her popular wildlife
paintings touch on the idea of illustrating the simple and honest physical characteristics of
many species ranging from field mice to bison.
“I strive to make my paintings more like portraits than typical animal art. The feel
of fur under your hand is a relatively universal goal, but I want my viewer to get a sense of
the individual animal.”
After graduating from Arizona State University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in
painting, Jennifer continued to attend figure drawing classes. As a people portrait artist
throughout high school and college, she knew that one day her love of animals would need
to become a larger part of her everyday life. Now she has the opportunity to continue
developing her ability to capture a likeness with her desire to spend time with animals.
“Traveling has allowed me to get close to animals in the wild in a way like I’d never
expected. Last year I stood 10 feet away from a mature Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep
while visiting Glacier National Monument. He stood only briefly while I stared in awe. I
could see deep into his big dark eyes. This majestic wild animal had no fear of me, in fact,
I almost felt as if he were as curious about me as I was about him. I feel an absolutely real
sense that there is much more communication between humans and animals than anyone
really considers.”
Jennifer has won countless awards for her work including a full scholarship to the
Art Institute of Southern California at Laguna Beach, a full scholarship to attend Arizona
State University and a cash scholarship offered only once by critically acclaimed James
Reynolds, CAA.
In 2010, Jennifer was honored by the Oil Painter’s of America for Animals Award
of Excellence for Associate and Signature members.

"Freeze Frame!"

Jennifer O’Cualain

www.OCualainGalleries.com

"Freeze Frame!" by Jennifer O’Cualain

Price: $850

Dimensions: 4x8” Oil on mounted linen

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

In a word, Jerry Ricketson, an American artist, is unrelenting. The adage, “close enough is good enough” does not work for him.

Jerry’s unrelenting determination for perfection creates paintings which allow viewers the privilege of seeing works of art as they were in the mind of the artist–even before they were paintings on the canvas.

"On the Edge of Taos"

Jerry Ricketson

www.jerryricketson.com

"On the Edge of Taos" by Jerry Ricketson

Price: $7,500

Dimensions: 24” x 28”

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

The art of John Phelps exemplifies the history of the Great American West, beginning with the explorations of its vast terrain, the fur trade era and its mountain men, the epoch years of the cowboy, ranching and rodeo. A lifetime of cowboying, horse packing, hunting and fishing lend authenticity to his subject matter.

John Phelps

www.johnphelps.com

Born in sight of old Fort Reno in Oklahoma, Judy grew up in the high plains of Texas and in Oklahoma. Animals have been a large part of Judy’s life since early childhood. The southwestern environment, her love of animals, and art seemed to be the perfect ingredients that have led to her success.

Judy Osburn

www.osburnsart.com

"Thunder on the Prairie"

Kalon Baughan

www.kalonbaughanfineart.com

"Thunder on the Prairie" by Kalon Baughan

Price: $1,170

Dimensions: 24x48

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Ken baker is a life long resident of Oklahoma. His interest in art started at an early age with drawing and sketching that eventually led to pastel and oil painting. Although his paintings include a variety of subjects, his preference is for on side landscape paintings.

"Sangre De Cristo Church"

Kenneth Baker


"Sangre De Cristo Church" by Kenneth Baker

Price: $1,728

Dimensions: 16X12 Oil on Linen Framed

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Laura Mark-Finberg’s paintings have been described as “windows unto the soul” of the animals she paints., The 2008 “Featured Artist” at Natureworks, Laura has explored a vast array of subjects in her quest to help the viewer understand a little more about the animals she paints.

"Riley"

Laura Mark-Finberg

www.lauramarkfinberg.com

"Riley" by Laura Mark-Finberg

Price: $2,400

Dimensions: Framed Size 22” x 26”

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

"Wing Man"

Lee Kromschroeder


"Wing Man" by Lee Kromschroeder

Price: $11,500

Dimensions: 24" X 36", Original Oil

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Leslie paints both wildlife and western subjects, striving to create emotional response to her work. Committed to depicting the subjects she paints, as well as their individual personalities, she thoroughly researches those subjects as well as their habitats, vegetation and anatomy.

"Sunspots"

Leslie Kirchner

www.lesliekirchner.com

"Sunspots" by Leslie Kirchner

Price: $995

Dimensions: 8 x 10, Oil

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

To gather reference for her paintings, Linda has paddled a canoe 459 miles above the Arctic Circle, traversed remote tundra in Labrador researching the caribou migration, and snorkeled with wild beluga whales in Hudson Bay. She has seen a lot of wildlife in her visits to all seven continents. Linda is the Safari Club International 2018 Artist of the Year and was the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 2017 Artist of the Year.

"Snowfall"

Linda Besse

www.besseart.com

"Snowfall" by Linda Besse

Price: $11,000

Dimensions: 26" X 35"

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Linda won her first blue ribbon in kindergarten. At the age of nine she was introduced to oils which immediately became her favorite medium. Furthermore, childhood vacations West nurtured a love and connection for the land and for nature which became favorite subjects for her paintings. The artist has exhibited at Small Works Great Wonders held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, where she received the Buyers’ Choice Award, The Collectors’ Reserve at the Gilcrease Museum, Western Visions at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and The Russell at the C.M. Russell Museum. Additionally, the Oklahoma Senate commissioned Linda to paint a 5’x 7’ work for the Capitol. A fascination with light drives the artist to utilize low horizons on many of her paintings so she can fill them with big skies of clouds, sunrises, and sunsets. The artist confesses that almost every evening she is out studying the sky, the radiant light, and the color illuminating it. She uses photographs, sketches, and small plein air studies to paint from, but it is the drama and inspiration etched in her soul that brings her paintings to life. Linda works in her home/studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is represented by the Howell Gallery in Oklahoma City, and the Astoria Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming.

"Open Spaces"

Linda T. Robertson

www.lindatumarobertson.com

"Open Spaces" by Linda T. Robertson

Price: $4,200

Dimensions: 20 X 24 Oil on Canvas, Framed

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Lindsey Foggett’s future seemed determined from a very early age. Growing up in a small village in the heart of the English countryside, she soon developed a love and fascination for wildlife and nature. Encouraged by two artistically talented parents, her passion to paint and study wildlife was to evolve into a lifelong career.

Lindsey Foggett

www.lindseyfoggett.com

Mark Anderson is a self-taught, award winning wildlife artist.

Born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mark’s love of hunting and fishing with his dad when he was a boy gave him inspiration to first draw and doodle, and eventually paint. Mark has been painting for over 30 years and has been a fulltime artist for 22 years.

Mark Anderson

www.markandersonwildlife.com

by Mark Anderson

Price: $4250

Dimensions: 10x10

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Matthew Higginbotham was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1963. His early beginnings with art took place in a pottery studio in 1974 at the age of 11 at Tulsa’s Philbrook Art Institute. This weekend class his mother enrolled him in opened up something deeper that would one day lead to a career in the arts first on the kick wheel and eventually on canvas.

"Passing Light"

Matthew Higginbotham

www.matthewhigginbotham.com

"Passing Light" by Matthew Higginbotham

Price: $1,700

Dimensions: 12x16

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Renée Buller is a Wildlife Artist from Castle Rock, Colorado: Her application of oils on linen captures the abundance of the profound beauty in nature & wildlife. Renée is a Colorado native, and focuses her landscape and wildlife paintings on the habitat and animals of North America and beyond.

"Flash of Color"

Renee Buller

www.reneebuller.com

"Flash of Color" by Renee Buller

Price: $585

Dimensions: 6x9

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Rock Newcomb was raised on a ranch in southern Idaho with all manners of wildlife at his doorstep. He began drawing at age six. Continuing his studies, he earned his B.A. and Master’s Degree in Art from California State University, Fullerton.

Newcomb paints primarily in acrylics, working principally with semi-opaque colors and very thin washes of acrylics.

Rock Newcomb

www.legacygallery.com

While working in Scratchboard for 50 years, Sally Maxwell has distinguished herself as one of the pioneers in the medium. She works in large sizes as well as experimenting with many removal techniques which make her works stand out from the many others in the field. Her kits and instructional booklets have produced a new generation of “scratchers” all over the world.

Sally Maxwell

www.sallymaxwell.com

As a youngster, Scot Storm discovered his talent for drawing, sketching and design. These skills eventually led him to North Dakota State University where he earned a degree in architecture. In 1987, he entered the Minnesota Duck Stamp contest and placed second. He continued to enter stamp contests and enjoyed his first top award by winning the Indiana Pheasant Stamp competition in 1991.

"Hint of Yesteryear"

Scot Storm

www.stormwildlifeart.com

"Hint of Yesteryear" by Scot Storm

Price: $9,900

Dimensions: 20” x 30”

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Wildlife and the outdoors have always been Tim’s love and creating these images on canvas is his passion. Growing up in Maryland Tim spent his summers on the shores of Solomon’s Island by the Chesapeake Bay. As a young boy he experienced a wide diversity of wildlife from otters to ospreys that would both capture his spirit and direct his path.

Tim Donovan

www.donovanart.com

"Laura"

Todd Williams

www.toddwilliamsfineart.com

"Laura" by Todd Williams

Price: $795

Dimensions: 18" X 24”

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Wes & Rachelle Siegrist capture the attention of viewers not with outstretched canvas but with miniature paintings so exquisitely rendered that they are often mistaken for photographs. Miniature art has been in existence for centuries and the current revival in its popularity has given rise to miniature art societies which in turn have given the Siegrists a platform for international recognition among peers and collectors.

"Southwestern Splendor"

Wes & Rachelle Seigrist

www.artofwildlife.com

"Southwestern Splendor" by Wes & Rachelle Seigrist

Price: $975

Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.5 inch, Watercolor

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Carvers

Chris exhibits his work at shows throughout the country and had several pieces pictured in Cindy Ann Coldiron’s book Wildlife Art Today. He has experienced a successful career as a full-time sculptor specializing in wildlife art. He is passionate about studying wildlife and he hopes his work will inspire others to admire and protect wildlife for generations.

"Woody"

Chris Wilson

www.wilsonwildlifesculpture.com

"Woody" by Chris Wilson

Price: $1,700

Dimensions: Wood, Metal, Oil

For more information, or to purchase, contact Pete Messler at messler@drumlaw.com

Cindy Lewis and Mark Holland work as a team carving and painting each bird and floral sculpture. Each piece is an original and displays their unique style of subtle texturing and intricate oil painting to “fool the eye of the beholder.”

Cindy Lewis and Mark Holland

www.lewisandhollandsculptures.com

Raised on a farm in the Missouri river bottoms, Dan developed an early appreciation of wildlife and the outdoors. After pursuing a degree in wildlife conservation, Dan worked for several years as a conservation agent for the state of Missouri. He became fascinated with the of realism obtainable in wood sculpture and began his future vocation in wood carving with his first decoy. He has expanded his original waterfowl work to encompass songbirds, fish, game birds, mammals and raptors. He has been juried into the country’s most prestigious wildlife art shows, and has been honored with numerous awards, including several “Best of Show” awards. His carvings currently grace many private and corporate art collections in the U.S. and abroad.

Dan Brueggeman


2017

Looking Back


The NatureWorks’ Art Show has a history of bringing world class wildlife, western, and landscape artists to Tulsa that dates back to 1991. Over the years, our Art Show has offered for sale thousands of beautiful sculptures, paintings and carvings from all over our country and from other countries as well. Today, countless businesses, homes,…

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