For over 25 years, Edward Aldrich has constantly strived to create art that speaks to the wonder of the natural world as well as the sheer pleasure of painting. Aldrich is dedicated to reaching beyond the rendering of wildlife and the natural world; his belief is that conveying the inherent being of an animal is integral to his art. The viewer is drawn into a scene not to simply look at and appreciate it, but feels he or she has actually witnessed the wonder of wildlife. His style breathes life into his subjects and conveys the feeling of actually being there. Aldrich’s precise brush technique and sense of light and composition place him in the tradition of the past masters of 19thcentury Britain such as Sir Edwin Henry Landseer.
Aldrich graduated from the Rhode Island School of design in 1987 and has enjoyed a very successful career in wildlife painting. He paints primarily in oil and travels the world to view, sketch and photograph his subjects. He paints a broad spectrum of wildlife and its varied habitats, but prefers the cats, North American wildlife and birds.
As an accomplished painter, Aldrich has received numerous awards, and his work has been exhibited in major shows throughout the country. Aldrich participates in annual shows such as “Small Works, Small Wonders” at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum; “Western Visions” at the National Museum of Wildlife Art; the Buffalo Bill Show at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY; the Oil Painters of America Annual National Show; and the “Birds in Art” at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, to name a few. The artist has also had fifteen one-man shows in his career and is represented by seven galleries throughout the country.
Aldrich’s book, “Drawing and Painting Animals,” features over 100 of his paintings and drawings. His outstanding art has been featured in numerous articles in national publications such as Southwest Art, Wildlife Art, American Artist, Art of the West and others. Edward Aldrich’s dynamic images are exhibited in galleries in the United States and in Canada. The artist and his family reside in Colorado.