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William Alther

About William Alther

William Alther grew up in West Texas where he developed an interest in both art and the natural world. A former zoologist at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, he is endlessly fascinated by landscape and animals. He is a member of Oil Painters of America and the Society of Animal Artists, and his work is regularly juried into their annual exhibitions. He has exhibited numerous times at Birds in Art,and his work is in the permanent collection at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

Click on the images below to view William Alther's artwork available for sale at this year's show.

Artist Statement

In late autumn when the shores of Hudson Bay receive
the first truly cold dose of winter, sea ice can begin forming literally
overnight. It's the transformation Polar Bears have been waiting on for
months. The air is so cold that steam, or "sea smoke", rises from any
remaining patches of open water, despite the water being right around
freezing point. As soon as the ice is solid enough to support them, the
bears waste no time exploring for seals and capitalizing on their newly
formed hunting grounds

Past Artwork

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