b. 1965 Wildlife-North American, Big Cat, Exotics
"More than a faithful reproduction, the wildlife art of Edward Aldrich captures the very essence of the animal as well...each image becomes a stolen moment with an animal." – Inform Art Magazine
Edward Aldrich is an artist dedicated to reaching beyond the realistic rendering of wildlife and the natural world. He is convinced that conveying the inherent being of an animal is integral to his work. His style breathes life into his subjects and invokes the viewer in feeling that he or she is actually a witness to the scene. In short, his is an artist of feeling as well as portrayal. Mr. Aldrich graduated in 1987 from the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1991, at the age of 26, he was juried into the Society of Animal Artists and has had work in their annual "Art and the Animal" shows. 2000 was the sixth year that Mr. Aldrich was accepted into the prestigious "Birds in Art" show in Wausau, WI. The leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum houses two of Mr. Aldrich's works of art. Two of his paintings were also selected to be included in the Christie's auction held in London during July 1995. The Gilcrease museum has included his paintings with their annual miniature art show. In addition to numerous appearances in shows around the country, to date he has had ten one man shows in various galleries. He was one of six artists chosen to be featured in American Artist magazine's Emerging Artists issue of August 1998 and was honored to be the cover artist. He has had two articles written about him in Wildlife Journal, and one article was a feature in Fall 2000. Drawing and Painting Animals, published by Watson/Gptill, is Mr. Aldrich's first book. Featuring over 100 of his paintings and drawings, this book is Mr. Aldrich's first venture into expressing what goes into his artwork. This book was released in November, 1998. Mr. Aldrich depicts wildlife from around the world, his preferences being the cat family, primates, and exotic birds. He paints in both watercolor and oil. Mr. Aldrich's art is carried by five galleries in both Canada and the United States. His limited edition prints are published by Toh Atin publishing of Durango, CO. Mr. Aldrich currently resides in CO.
"Birds in Art" - Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, WI, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000 "Art and the Animal" - Society of Animal Artists juried show, 1993, 1996-97, 2000 "Gilcrease Museum Miniature Show" - Tulsa, OK, 1999, 2000 "Art of the Animal Kingdom" - Bennington Center for the Arts, 1998-99, 2000-01 "Miniatures" - White Oak Gallery, Edina, MN 1989-94 "Prestige Gallery Show" - Toronto, Canada, 1989-94 "Howard/Mandville Miniature Show" - Edmonds, WA 1992 -99 "Southeastern Wildlife Exposition" - Charleston, SC 1993-94 "Waterfowl Festival" Easton, MD 1993 - 96, 1998 -99