Is the latest work in the “Bears of Asheville” series.
“The Royal Father and The Queen Mother are by far the most elaborate paintings I have done in many years.
I wanted to create the male companion for “The Queen Mother” which has been my most popular draw to the gallery and most popular print.
I was inspired to create “The Bears of Asheville” series after observing black bears as they frequented the driveway and back yard where I lived.
It just made sense then to invoke The Royal Father with an even more intricate kingly throne and royal robes.
I wanted to challenge my patience with a more complicated design and details, so I explored the garments and embellishments of Kings in Europe and studying the poses of royal portraits. I included an Egyptian collar, a crown typical of some European countries and a throne made of Norwegian wood. I chose mountain slopes reminiscent of Blue Ridge Parkway hills for the background. Make a statement in any room with this framed poster, printed on thick, durable, matte paper. The matte black frame that’s made from wood from renewable forests adds an extra touch of class.
• Alder, semi-hardwood .75″ (1.9 cm) thick frame from renewable forests
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included
• Blank product components in the US sourced from Japan and the US
• Blank product components in the EU sourced from Japan and Latvia