"Free As The Breeze"
L/E Framed 42 x 31 3/4 Paper
L/E Unframed 28 3/4 x 21 1/2 Paper
"An Autumn Gentleman"
L/E Unframed 17 1/2 x 24 Paper
"Power And Grace"
L/E Unframed 30 3/8 x 21 1/4 Paper
L/E Unframed 22 x 27 1/8 Paper
L/E Unframed 20 1/8 x 23 Paper
"I got an unexpected opportunity to photograph a rufous-sided towhee. He was sitting on the mirror of a car in a parking lot, fascinated by his reflection. This inspired me a lot. But the car window in the background was not what I was looking for.
"A few years later, I saw a nice black, shiny motorcycle (Harley) standing on the porch of an old house. For a background, this was ten times better than a car since, in the history of painting, so many artists have painted themselves reflected in one or another object, I did not want to miss this opportunity to paint my self-portrait in the gas tank.
"The reflection of an old farmhouse in the shiny parts of that motorcycle in beautiful Pennsylvania must tell you about my own love for rural landscapes." - Carl Brenders
Belgian artist Carl Brenders is an internationally recognized wildlife painter known for his exceptionally faithful and powerful rendition of nature.
Born in Wilrijk, Belgium, Carl Brenders first studied at the Fine Arts Academy of Antwerp and later at Berchem. He made his debuts in the art world as an illustrator for well-established European publishing companies. His illustrations of wildlife for the book series La vie secrète des bêtes (Hachette) were later published in English as Nature’s Hidden World. These books already show what was to become Carl’s trademark: the accurate capture of his subjects and their habitat.
Nature in all its diversity is Carl Brenders’s one and only inspiration. No subject is too humble or noble for him. He will paint with equal love and focus a cluster of ladybugs, a clutch of ducklings, a fox, a pride of lions or a small patch of lichen growing on a branch. Capturing nature’s wildlife in all its beauty and drama imparts Carl’s work with considerable and captivating variety. The meticulously detailed paintings, so striking in their tactile realism, express the artist’s philosophy that nature is perfect: “This is why I paint the way I do with so much detail and so much realism - I want to capture that perfection”.