I saw a bobcat while I was trail running last spring.  It was a little surprised by my presence but did not run off right away.  We both paused and looked at each other for about 30 seconds and then the bobcat took off the opposite direction and the last thing I saw was its cute little tail.  This piece was created after that experience.  I knew that I wanted to focus on texture for this art piece, the texture of the fur and also the texture of the forest and path surrounding the animal.  

- Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes

Lynx Rufus

Oil painting on wood
Natural wood edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

30" h x 40" w x 2" d
11 lbs. 5 oz.



Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes
Boulder Creek, California

Getting to Know Jennifer

All of Jennifer’s paintings are representative of an encounter with a critter in natural settings. “Being out in nature is important to me, and I have gotten to see so many wild animals as a result,” she says. “Each time I have an interaction with a new creature, I then create a piece of artwork out of that experience.” Jennifer views animals as being essential companions to mankind. Humans are fascinated by animals; we engage with them, study them, and integrate them into culture. Though Jennifer began her career as an artist painting the human figure, her switch to animals felt only natural. She works from her home studio where she can see birds and squirrels darting in and out of the redwood trees outside.