Limited Edition Prints from the Lyman Family Collection
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Paper Artist Proof Edition (50) : Image Size: 12" × 8"
"The massive bear, the center of attention and focus in most paintings, is relegated to the background. It blends into the dark forest and is upstaged by the delicate stalks and bright blossoms of grasses and wildflowers, equally beautiful and worthy of admiration. Black bears move silently for being such large animals. In my wilderness journeys I have often been surprised by their silent approach, either by accidental meeting, or by a deliberate visit drawn by the aroma of my supper." -Stephen Lyman
Paper edition signed by Stephen Lyman.
"Bear and Blossoms" © Stephen Lyman Estate and The Greenwich Workshop, Inc.
“He paints the wilderness with a knowledge and genuineness that can only be expressed by someone who has ‘been there’.”
Stephen Lyman was an explorer who specialized in painting the most elusive moments in nature. His inspiring work was inspired, in turn, by the writing and teachings of famous naturalist John Muir. "Muir wrote, 'Climb the mountains and get their good tidings,'" Stephen said. "I know exactly what he meant." Stephen's love of the great outdoors stemmed from a childhood spent in the Pacific Northwest, where hiking in Snake River country was a regular family ritual.