Fall Arts Festival reveals 2016 feature artwork

(Jackson, Wyo.) - “Greeting the Dawn” by artist Edward Aldrich has been selected by the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival as its featured artwork for this year’s event, September 7 - 18, 2016. The Aldrich painting will appear on the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival poster for the 2016 event. The painting itself will be on display in the lobby of The Wort Hotel leading up to the festival and offered for auction following the annual QuickDraw event on Jackson Town Square on September 17. An award-winning painter known for his lifelike depictions of wildlife from around the world, Aldrich claims finding inspiration in representational artists as diverse as Bob Kuhn, Andrew Wyeth and John Singer Sargent. Aldrich lives in Golden, Colorado, but has often traveled to Wyoming to paint wildlife in its natural habitat. He is also a longtime artist participant in the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Western Visions, a signature event of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. “This image allowed me to explore the rich colors of the first rays of sun on a landscape. I was inspired by that incredibly warm sunlight and how the low rays describe the form of the landscape and animals,” said Aldrich. “The main presence of the bison is intentionally framed by the mass of Mount Moran, and though he is front and center, I wanted him to be part of a group. The overall effect was created to have light, space and the ‘feel’ of a time of day, as well as the presence and intensity of this magnificent animal.” *Feature Photo: "Greeting the Dawn” by artist Edward Aldrich and Edward Aldrich. h/t Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news