Windows to the Soul, by Dave Samuelson

Reserve your Limited Edition print for a donation of $350 or more! Prints are shipped via USPS in a heavy duty mailer tube.

 

Prints measure 25"W x 32"H, including a white border. The image itself is 18.5"W x 24.5"H.

Wildlife Artist Dave Samuelson

1945 - 2020

Conservation Art

For Snowy Owls!

This fall we lost a man known to most as wildlife artist Dave Samuelson, though to our own Development Director Liberty, he was simply Dad. To Denver, he was a friend who shared stories from the field, something best accomplished over a drink at Ninepipes. Dave never missed an ORI Hat Party and especially loved the old-fashioned fiddle music that filled the night sky. 

Dave’s art brought joy and beauty to many, often telling a campfire story and honoring life in Montana. An avid outdoorsman, wildlife and wild spaces were his muse. Of special interest was exploring the relationships between animals and the habitats they share, both geographically and visually, through similar markings, color or patterning, and survival skills. This would become the inspiration for his Kindred Spirits series – seven paintings where Dave observed these close connections. The final of the series, Windows to the Soul, pairs a Snowy Owl and Arctic Wolf. 

Throughout his career, Dave’s paintings have directly raised thousands of dollars for wildlife conservation. Commissions and collaborations with organizations working to protect a future for wildlife and wild lands were always near and dear to his heart. Donations to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, US Forest Service, International Bear Association, National Parks Service, Mule Deer Foundation, Pheasants Forever, and many others have advanced these missions.

In keeping with Dave’s legacy, his wife Trudy and family have donated the remaining limited edition prints of Windows to the Soul to ORI. It is their wish that proceeds help fund the Snowy Owl Project in the Alaskan Arctic. Dave would be smiling.

Dave signed all his paintings as they went out the door. As such, these prints bear the signature of the original, but are not signed or numbered. 

ORI is offering these prints - full of rich golds, yellows, and meticulous detail - for a donation of $350 (includes shipping). Quantities are limited.

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PHOTO CREDIT

 

We are so grateful to the photographers who capture owls, and our work, in the most amazing ways. They generously share their work with us, and you. Check out the works of some of the photographers whose work is featured on our site! They are incredible talented artists who are committed to wildlife conservation.

Thank you to:

Kurt Lindsay: https://kurtlindsay.smugmug.com/Nebulosa/i-7D8Wh9d

Daniel J Cox: http://naturalexposures.com

Radd Icenoggle: https://www.flickr.com/photos/radley521

Melissa Groo: https://www.melissagroo.com

Ly Dang: https://www.nature2pixels.com

Tom Murphy: https://www.tmurphywild.com/

Deborah Hanson

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