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"Abaco Flats" by John Swan
In My Mind, I Am Fishing
I settled on visiting the Sportsman’s Gallery online – they are actually located on King…
"The Long Cast," watercolor by Arthur Shilstone.
Congressional Gold Medals for Arthur Shilstone’s WWII Unit
If only well-known watercolor artist and sportsman Arthur Shilstone (1922-2020) were still alive!
"The Herring Net" (1885) Winslow Homer
In Praise of the Sardine
When my darling niece and her sweetheart’s family begged us to take them on safari,…
Are Charlie Russell’s buffalo-hunt paintings “sporting art”?
What Is Sporting Art?
In 2021, the former Friends of British Sporting Art, of which I was a member,…
Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus), by Joe Sartore
All I Want (to give) for Christmas
When I remarked to my adult niece that the proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) in the…
Frans Snyders, Still Life with Dead Game, Fruits, and Vegetables in a Market (1614), Art Institute of Chicago.
Thanksgiving, or Frans Snyders in the Kitchen
This year we were a dozen around Janis’s Thanksgiving table, but for the life of…
Tracking Down Frank Stick on the Outer Banks
If, in 1977, I was the leader of our first quest together – sighting red-cockaded…
Tuska weighs seven tons and stands 19 feet tall.
Terry Mathews’s Elephant – a Football Icon
by Brooke Chilvers You haven’t lived if you haven’t been to a Durty Nelly’s Irish…
Stubbs painted only a single tiger, but in three versions.
Tracking Tigers in Life and in Art
The first tiger in my life was Shere Khan, the “chief among tigers” in Rudyard…
Calm on the East African Plains (1918) by John G. Millais
What’s in a Name?
I miss bookstores. Not mall bookstores with 50 shades of the same thing, but independent…
"Still Life with Pheasants and Plovers" by Claude Monet
Janis Gave Me a Pheasant
I opt to make a version called Braised Pheasant with Sauerkraut Alsatian Style. Our county…
The Melton Hunt Going to Draw the Ram’s Head Cover, Sir Francis Grant. Image courtesy Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Fine Arts & Flowers, Galas & Gowns – and Mellon
by Brooke Chilvers Around the time I bought my first pair of bellbottoms, my mother…
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