Cory Carlson vividly portrays nature’s timeless beauty and energy with his extraordinary wildlife paintings. his art reveals a unique ability to bring the intensity of life in the wild to canvas and discover its hidden realms. In the eyes of his subjects he offers us a captivating and emotional insight into the soul of nature. Carlson’s goals as a painter are clear when he says, “It’s not enough to just paint a good likeness. I want my viewers to feel the emotions, struggles and triumphs of living free.”
It is through Carlson’s personal travels and experiences that he is able to bring such beauty and depth to his subjects. From the wetlands of the Americas to the sprawling African jungles, Carlson carefully observes wildlife in ti’s natural environment, capturing rare moments with his skills in photography and sketching. These precious experiences and sketches serve as the inspiration and sole source of reference for Carlson’s paintings. The results is a truly unique and awe-inspiring window into the amazing beauty of life in the wild. Bringing the beauty of Nature and the sense of freedom into people’s lives is Carlson’s primary artistic motivation. “Through art I strive to share the awe of nature’s splendid beauty and to awaken it within the hearts of others.”
“I’ve always been an artist as long as I can remember,” Carlson says. “I think I was born with a paint brush in my hand.” Carlson began a lifelong devotion to art when he was still a small boy. He sold his first painting at thirteen, becoming a professional portrait artist by his fifteenth birthday. Cory Carlson has a bachelor of fine arts degree and is the recipient of several best in show awards. Today his work is found in numerous corporate and private collections around the world. Carlson’s work has been featured in fine art galleries across the U0nited States.