Gray WolfAmy Rattner
Acrylic painting on Wood
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
24 " h x 24 " w x .75 " d |3 lbs. 7 oz.
I encountered this beautiful wolf on a ranch outside of Denver, CO and was entranced by her curious, open expression. I wanted to use color and line to suggest the archetype of the lone wolf - a leader and pathfinder who blazes a trail yet is one with her environment.
Amy Rattner is a Bay Area artist who paints vibrant animal portraits inspired by the American southwest. Her acrylic and watercolor paintings use strong lines, vivid colors, and symbolic patterns to convey the spiritual, mythological, and cultural significance of various animals. After receiving her BA and MA from Stanford University, she began her artistic career as a graphic designer. The vivid, stylized quality of her work today reflects her background. Amy is interested in examining the influential role that animals have played through different cultures and societies.