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. Carlson’s goals as a painter are clear when he says, “It’s not enough to just paint a good likeness. I want my viewers to feel the emotions, struggles and triumphs of living free.”
It is through Carlson’s personal travels and experiences that he is able to bring such beauty and depth to his subjects. From the wetlands of the Americas to the sprawling African jungles, Carlson carefully observes wildlife in it’s natural environment, capturing rare moments with his skills in photography and sketching. These precious experiences and sketches serve as the inspiration and sole source of reference for Carlson’s paintings.
The result is a truly unique and awe inspiring window into the amazing beauty of life in the wild. Bringing the beauty of Nature and the sense of freedom into people’s lives is Carlson’s primary artistic motivation. “Through art I strive to share the awe of nature’s splendid beauty and to awaken its triumphs and struggles within the hearts of others.”
Dedicated to the preservation of the natural world, Carlson’s work has been used by numerous conservation organizations to help raise funds and awareness for wildlife. Carlson’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Wildlife Art News and on the front cover of Game Trails magazine.
Today his work is licensed onto fine products around the world including tapestries, flags and puzzles with originals and limited editions found in numerous corporate and private collections. Carlson’s work has been featured in fine art galleries across the United States.