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1. Daniel Smith Epic Heights   $595.00

Bighorn sheep are excellent ambassadors for their beautiful and austere alpine environment. They thrive in the extreme elements of the Rocky Mountains that create the safe harbor of their existence. With Epic Heights, Dan Smith achieves in this painting a balance between the sheep and their habitat that stirs the soul and speaks to the spirit.

Daniel Smith resides in Montana, where the rugged peaks of the Gallatin Range are the only thing separating him from Yellowstone National Park. He is inspired by his surroundings. One of the most rewarding elements of his work is time spent in the field; it is the genesis of all of his paintings. Smith is passionate about his subjects and frequently travels to seek artistic inspiration.

Unveiled at the 2014 Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale, this Fine Art Edition Giclče Canvas showcases how his meticulous field research and insistence on directly observing the animals he paints achieves a work of great authenticity.

2. Daniel Smith Seasons Greetings   $250.00

This award winning work of art marks the third year in a row that Daniel Smith walked away with the Cynthia Post Buyers Choice Award at the Small Works, Great Wonders sale at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The intimate view of the largest member of the bear family is the result of a week-long expedition to Cape Churchill, Manitoba on Canada’s frozen Hudson Bay.

3. Daniel Smith Rising Expectations   $495.00

Rising to seven feet or more and averaging 400-600 pounds, calling her “Grizzly” to her face would be rude, inaccurate and ill advised. She’s the Coastal Brown Bear from the Katmai National Park and Preserve and exhibits the poise, grace and beauty of a fashion model, Alaska-style. This unique and gorgeous example of vertical ursus and vertical Daniel Smith Fine Art is perfect for putting something a little wild on your walls.

4. Daniel Smith Alpine Aura   $395.00

Artist Daniel Smith is coming off a busy year of prestigious invitational shows including the American Masters at the Salmagundi Club, the Prix de West, Quest for the West, Western Visions Miniature show in Jackson and the Small Works, Great Wonders at the National Cowboy and Western Art Heritage Museum. Alpine Aura sold in February at the 2012 Autry National Center's Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale.

The Rocky Mountain goat is a surefooted, North American climber ― the largest mammal above the tree line ― found in some of our most spectacular alpine landscapes. It’s hard not to interpret his pose as that of “master of all he surveys,” an apt metaphor for the accomplished artist himself whose reputation continues to soar each year. This portrait of confident strength will make a big statement in human environments from skyscraper offices to mountain cottages.

5. Daniel Smith Cowbird Companions   $345.00

Congratulations to artist Daniel Smith who is in the middle of another active and productive year! Western Art & Architecture included Daniel and his son, Adam, in their feature story “The Ties that Bind” in the February/March issue and Western Art Collector wrote about the artist’s trip to Alaska’s Katmai National Preserve and the cover featured his bear and salmon painting, Shore Lunch. Daniel returns to the Quest for the West Art Show at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis in September, followed by the 25th Annual Western Visions Miniatures and More Show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole in September.

Cowbird Companions is an imposing yet playful portrait of the majestic American bison. His massive shoulders provide a temporary resting perch for the nearly constant companion, the cowbird.

In a symbiotic relationship, cowbirds followed herds of bison through grassland to catch and eat the insects that were stirred up from the animal’s feet. Thus cowbirds were originally called buffalo birds by early trail herders and cowboys but after the bison herds were decimated, the name “cowbird” was adapted. The nomadic life of the herd prevents cowbirds from building nests and nurturing their young so they evolved into parasitic brooders, depositing their eggs in any available nest built by other species.

The bison is a symbol of North America’s Native American heritage. In 1991 delegates from 19 native American tribes formed the Inter-Tribal Bison Cooperative (ITBC) whose goals is to restore the bison to millions of acres of tribal lands — and to a central place in tribal life. “To reestablish healthy buffalo populations on tribal lands is to reestablish hope for Indian people,” said Fred DuBray, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux.

Give this Fine Art Edition by the masterful wildlife artist, Daniel Smith, a place of honor in your home or office.

6. Daniel Smith Fully Engaged   $595.00

“Mountain lions epitomize stealth and grace,” expresses Daniel Smith. “They maintain fluidity of movement over unseen rock surfaces with amazing agility. They can leap up to twenty feet and subsequently are formidable predators. This great cat’s eye contact with its quarry creates a strong focal point and leaves no doubt that this feline is Fully Engaged.”
A featured painting at the Jackson Hole Art Auction, this work is as much a brilliant study of texture and form as it is wildlife art. Smith’s use of early morning light cast across this sinuous mountain top brings to life the positive and negative shapes of this snow and rock terrain.
Fully Engaged captures the complete essence of this mountain lion in a single moment, a brief pause in an otherwise very physical existence. This 28 x 20 Fine Art Canvas Edition leaves us stilled at the fierce beauty of this alpine predator.

7. Daniel Smith Canyon Vista SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $225.00

The raven is one of the principal birds of the Grand Canyon, known for its lofty aerial acrobatics and the clever raiding of backpacks for food. The raven is also regarded as having one of the finest brains of the bird world and a trickster’s sense of humor.

Ravens in research studies have established the ability to count objects up to the number six and have been observed using and altering tools to obtain food. Many a Grand Canyon visitor has discovered their ability to unzip zippers and pairs have definite territories they patrol as they wait for an unguarded food source.

Daniel Smith’s Canyon Vista is a 10 x 10 SmallWorks® Fine Art Edition Giclče canvas and is the perfect accent piece for those who feel ravens represent the epitome of intelligence, loyalty and mischief, a celebration of life itself.

8. Daniel Smith Kodiak Collaboration   $495.00

“The annual salmon run attracts a multitude of wildlife,” says Dan Smith. “Grizzly bears feast on salmon as opportunistic gulls function as the cleanup crew. The complexity and efficiency of Mother Nature continues to amaze me. Watching bears feeding alternates between intense activity and calm moments. I don’t know if they can smell the salmon when they arrive or if they sense some other change, but once they become aware of it, when one bear goes out, they all go out.

“I’m very fortunate and blessed to refer to these experiences as ‘part of my job.’”

Daniel Smith is recognized as simply one of the best doing this “job” today. In the last twelve months:
Western Art and Architecture, Feb/March 2012, feature story, The Ties That Bind;
Western Art Collector, January 2012, Cover and feature story, Bears of Katmai;
Cynthia Post Small Works Great Wonders Buyers’ Choice Award, November, 2011 for Riverside;
Siesta received at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City;
People’s Choice Award, September, 2011 for Raven Rhetoric at Western Visions: Miniatures and More Show & Sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, WY;
Art of the West, May/June 2011, regular feature, The Studio;
Western Art Collector, April, 2011, feature story, Natural Talent;
Distinctly Montana, Spring, 2011, feature story, Like Father, Like Son;
Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award, February, 2011 for Heavy Hitters at the Masters of American West Fine art Exhibition and Sale at the Autry National Center, Los Angeles.

And you can easily own the art of this respected artist. Kodiak Collaboration presents that combination of elements for which Smith’s wildlife art is known: a majestic wild animal at home in its surroundings from a point of view few of us would ever be lucky enough to see; meticulous detail that gives lie to muscles rippling in stride beneath the animal’s fur and the tranquil, mirror-like quality of the water’s surface; all presented in a setting composed as only a master artist can.

Kodiak Collaboration is available in two sizes: a MasterWork® Fine Art Edition at the original’s size of 36w x 20h with an exclusive number of only 10 canvases and a Fine Art Edition of 35 canvases at 27w x 15h. Bring the art of Daniel Smith into your home and experience the thrill of a riverside seat during Kodiak’s annual salmon run.

9. Daniel Smith Kodiak Collaboration   $725.00

“The annual salmon run attracts a multitude of wildlife,” says Dan Smith. “Grizzly bears feast on salmon as opportunistic gulls function as the cleanup crew. The complexity and efficiency of Mother Nature continues to amaze me. Watching bears feeding alternates between intense activity and calm moments. I don’t know if they can smell the salmon when they arrive or if they sense some other change, but once they become aware of it, when one bear goes out, they all go out.

“I’m very fortunate and blessed to refer to these experiences as ‘part of my job.’”

Daniel Smith is recognized as simply one of the best doing this “job” today. In the last twelve months:
Western Art and Architecture, Feb/March 2012, feature story, The Ties That Bind;
Western Art Collector, January 2012, Cover and feature story, Bears of Katmai;
Cynthia Post Small Works Great Wonders Buyers’ Choice Award, November, 2011 for Riverside;
Siesta received at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City;
People’s Choice Award, September, 2011 for Raven Rhetoric at Western Visions: Miniatures and More Show & Sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, WY;
Art of the West, May/June 2011, regular feature, The Studio;
Western Art Collector, April, 2011, feature story, Natural Talent;
Distinctly Montana, Spring, 2011, feature story, Like Father, Like Son;
Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award, February, 2011 for Heavy Hitters at the Masters of American West Fine art Exhibition and Sale at the Autry National Center, Los Angeles.

And you can easily own the art of this respected artist. Kodiak Collaboration presents that combination of elements for which Smith’s wildlife art is known: a majestic wild animal at home in its surroundings from a point of view few of us would ever be lucky enough to see; meticulous detail that gives lie to muscles rippling in stride beneath the animal’s fur and the tranquil, mirror-like quality of the water’s surface; all presented in a setting composed as only a master artist can.

Kodiak Collaboration is available in two sizes: a MasterWork® Fine Art Edition at the original’s size of 36w x 20h with an exclusive number of only 10 canvases and a Fine Art Edition of 35 canvases at 27w x 15h. Bring the art of Daniel Smith into your home and experience the thrill of a riverside seat during Kodiak’s annual salmon run.

10. Daniel Smith Raven Rhetoric MASTERWORK EDITION ON   $595.00

There is a conversation going on here but we can only guess at the precise message. “Ravens and wolves share an interesting symbiotic relationship,” says artist Daniel Smith. “Ravens will lead wolves to winterkill because they are not capable of opening up the carcass with their beaks. Once the wolves do the job, they all feast. Vice versa, the ravens will follow the wolves, ever watchful for an opportunity to eat. Ravens are extremely cleaver birds and have been known to taunt the wolves in a game of dare. I have witnessed the taunting with our family dog while the raven was obviously entertained by his reaction.”

Raven Rhetoric received the well-deserved People’s Choice Award at the 2011 Western Visions® Miniatures and More Show & Sale which opened, September 3 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Daniel Smith was the featured artist at this year’s event. This is a portrait of intimate communication in the natural world that will inspire conversation in your home or office.

11. Daniel Smith Radiant Red SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $225.00

“I haven't done a lot of fox paintings until recently,” says artist Daniel Smith. “We have fox around our home and recently had very regular visits over a two week period from a cross fox which is darker in coloration than this red fox. Fox are very shy, always on the move and somewhat difficult to photograph in the wild. This fox has taken a high vantage point in his relentless search for rodents.”

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) has a wide distribution and adapts quickly which is why its population has increased alongside that of man. They are omnivores, eating berries and bugs, but prefer squirrel, rabbits, mice and other small mammals.

Radiant Red, a new SmallWorks® edition from Daniel Smith, captures this elusive member of the canidae family so you can admire it under your roof.

12. Daniel Smith Lamar Libations   $495.00

Lamar Libations was unveiled at the 2011 Prix De West Invitational Art Exhibition and Sale at The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Paintings in this show are sold by draw, that is, patrons place an “intent to purchase slip” in a box located beneath each painting. A painting’s box can have none, one or may slips depending on its popularity. In the words of one unsuccessful suitor at the event, “The box for Lamar Libations was stuffed. I didn’t have a chance.”
The Lamar Valley is located in the remote northeastern corner of Yellowstone National Park. A destination for serious wildlife-watching, it is home to elk, wolves, bear and bison. “Bison are the North American version of Cape Buffalo,” remarks Dan Smith. “I’ve been on foot around them in their habitat and to say they are intimidating is an understatement. What I enjoy about this painting is that its sedentary feel is in such contrast to the intense nature of the beast.”
“Painting the fur on the American Bison is a challenge in my highly realistic style. But when I do that successfully, you can get a real sense of proximity to this incredible beast. The smooth water of the Lamar River carries golden reflections of the surrounding prairie intermingled with the blue patches of sky. I am really pleased with how this painting came out.”
A second chance has arrived for all the patrons at the Prix De West whose slips weren’t drawn for the privilege of purchasing the original painting and also for those collectors that missed out on Dan Smith’s Sold Out at Publisher Stillwater Crossing. Lamar Libations will be released in both a very limited Fine Art Canvas Edition of 50 and a Fine Art Paper Edition of 100. You don’t need to put your name in a box today for the chance to own this wonderful work of art, but if you wait too long you might just have to.

13. Daniel Smith SIBERIAN SOLITUDE   $295.00

As usual for this exuberant wildlife enthusiast and artist, Daniel Smith has been busy. He won the Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award at the Masters of the American West show in Los Angeles in February. After the many feet of spring snow outside his Montana studio melted, he was off to the American Masters Exhibition and Sale at the Salmagundi Club in New York in May and The Prix de West Invitational in June. The artist and his studio were featured in the May/June issue of Art of the West.

Siberian tigers are found in the Amur River region of Russia and China, and in North Korea. Estimates put their numbers in the wild at 200-300. Tiger bone and other body parts are used in traditional Chinese and Korean medicines. Siberians are endangered and protected, and poaching is their pre-eminent threat.

This comment by John Geraghty in his April “Natural Talent” story about Dan in Western Art Collector perfectly describes the majestic portrait of the legendary Siberian. “In viewing the work of this accomplished artist, you are sharing his experiences emotionally and aesthetically, the posture and musculature of his animals personifies a time and place, a natural reaction to their environment.”

14. Daniel Smith Logging On SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $225.00

Black bear is a relatively common species in North America and more so in Smith’s home state of Montana where he is fortunate to be able to do field work practically (and sometimes actually) outside his back door. An accomplished wildlife painter, Smith captured the essence of this bear’s heft and character in this 10x10” original painting. “I feel the pose is somewhat anthropomorphic,” says the artist, “and therefore people are attracted to the composition.”

This entry in a recent miniature sale and auction sold quickly, but we were fortunate to capture it for a Greenwich Workshop SmallWorks® giclée edition so that a handful of collectors can own it as well. Daniel Smith is just home from his seventh Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles where he won the 2011 Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award, given in recognition of exceptional artistic merit.

15. Daniel Smith Heavy Hitters   $595.00

“Living close to Yellowstone National Park has its advantages,” relates Dan Smith, “especially when the bison rut is at its peak in July and August. There are three to four thousand bison in the park gathering in groups of 50 to 300. If you put yourself in the right place, you’re really going to see the dust fly.”
This access gave Dan a leg up at this year’s Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale where the 30” x 48” Heavy Hitters took home the 2011 Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award for best wildlife painting. “It’s an incredible honor,” Smith states with awe. “I’m the youngest to have been selected for this award. You always hope that your work will be recognized, but never expect it. To be included in the ranks of Bob Kuhn, Tucker Smith, Ken Carlson and Kent Ullberg is a privilege.”

Heavy Hitters focus is the look in the eyes of a 2000 pound, six-feet tall by twelve-feet in length bison in rut that lets you know he means business. The ferocity of this intent combined with all that mass is an extraordinary display. The snorting and pawing of dirt builds to the point where the two males make contact. You know by the look in left-hand bison’s eyes that this is the real deal.

16. Daniel Smith Court and Spark   $595.00

The complex social order of the wolf pack is as nurturing and caring an environment as one will find in the wild. An alpha male and female, or breeding pair, form the nucleus of this tight knit family. As with any potential relationship, first impressions will last a lifetime.
Few species have undergone the change in public perception, thanks to conservation and education efforts, like the wolf. Dan’s involvement with the Yellowstone Wolf Recovery Project in the mid-1990s, when wolves were first being reintroduced to the Park, reinvigorated his interest in this apex predator. Court and Spark stood out as a collector favorite at the Eiteljorg Museum’s 2010 Quest for the West Art Show and Sale.
Through both his website, www.danielsmithwildlife.com and his Facebook page facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Smith-Wildlife-Art, Dan allows collectors incredible access to both his studio and himself. It’s worth going to both locations and while you are there, sign up for his newsletter as well!

17. Daniel Smith Radiant Repose   $695.00

“A slight breach in the moisture laden cloud cover allows the sun to penetrate with its radiant warmth,” relates Daniel Smith. “The cougar’s damp coat emits an ethereal glow as moisture vaporizes into the silent wilderness. The rocky outcrop creates an excellent vantage point for the resting mountain lion as he surveys his domain. My home borders the Yellowstone ecosystem and has a healthy population of mountain lions. It is a rare thrill to experience these elusive predators in the wild.”

There is a return to things that radiate the greatness of our national heritage. One of our most renowned treasures is the American wilderness. Radiant Repose captures the essence of the untamed beauty that that makes the wilderness wild. The painting was created for the 2009 Couer D’Alene Auction. Dan Smith is one of the few artists invited to present new works to the high-end collectors that attend, a testament to the stature of this American wildlife artist.

18. Daniel Smith Gone Fishing   $595.00

“Gone Fishing was inspired by a friend’s photo of brown bears taken in Katmai Park, Alaska,” says artist Daniel Smith. “The cubs are quite small so this would be in spring to early summer. These little guys will stay with their mother for almost two years and won’t reach their full size for another four years. Even the most hardened city-dweller knows about the bond between a mother bear and her cubs. The mother’s extreme protective instincts aren’t unfounded, especially concerning large boars, which will attack and kill cubs. She may be swimming ahead right now but her ears are cocked, listening for the paddles and grunts from the swimmers just behind her. Getting accustomed to water is not just play time for the young cubs. From late-August to mid-September, the sockeye salmon are spawning in the Brooks River at Katmai National Park and the bears are in and around the water eating fish for weeks, putting on the pounds and fat in preparation for November hibernation.
Collectors know that no one paints wildlife in water the way Daniel Smith does. A master of both his subject and his craft, his art is an essential part of any wildlife art collection.

19. Daniel Smith Riverbank Reflections SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $225.00

20. Daniel Smith Sun Struck   $850.00

When the Eiteljorg Museum presented wildlife artist Daniel Smith with the Quest for the West Art Show and Sale’s first-ever Artist of Distinction Award, they set the bar exceptionally high. The Artist of Distinction Award, which confers Smith with an exclusive one-man exhibition at this year’s Quest for the West show, represents just significant his work is to the art community at large.

Sun Struck, Smith’s newest Fine Art Limited Edition, demonstrates all the qualities that make the artist an award-winner. While Dan Smith is known for his portraits of elk, we wanted to wait until exactly the right image came along to publish it as a full-size canvas. The instant we saw Sun Struck, we knew we had a winner. As the pale golden dawn greets the mighty elk, Smith’s deft and flawless brushstrokes create a truly unforgettable scene.

21. Daniel Smith Out of the Dust SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $225.00

Artist Daniel Smith had yet another stellar year in 2009. He enjoyed a two week research safari to Kenya last summer and in September, both of his entries to the Jackson Hole Art Auction sold. Also in September, Dan was included in the Eiteljorg Museum's Quest for the West Art Show and Sale, an invitational exhibition featuring 50 of the country’s outstanding artists. There he won the Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award for Stillwater Crossing, a face-to-face with a buffalo in mid-streamůlook for Greenwich Workshop’s fine art edition of this painting in 2010. All of this in addition to gallery shows and invitationals including the November “Small Works, Great Wonders” show at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and an entry accepted at the prestigious “Birds in Art” exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

Out of the Dust, Daniel Smith newest fine art edition, is a SmallWorks® gem of North America’s giant icons. You can almost smell the animal and feel the dry heat in this image. “My paintings are a reflection of many years of field work combined with a passion for the natural world,” says the artist. “My objective is to share my passion through a scientifically accurate realistic painting while maintaining artistic integrity.” You can get a piece of this fast-rising wildlife star, signed and numbered and at an affordable price, from an authorized Greenwich Workshop dealer.

22. Daniel Smith Brawlin Bruins SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $200.00

23. Daniel Smith Over the Rainbow   $595.00

What a stunning painting,” I overheard. “Yes. Yes it is. It’s a Smith,” the collector informed his guest. The acknowledgement of long-term accomplishment and anticipation of excellence summed up in three words, “It’s a Smith.” What sets Dan’s realistic style apart is that he does not overpower the composition with details. In fact, his sensibility of design, color, highlights and shadows are more in line with impressionistic paintings. Tight painting reveals subtle textures in bear’s fur or the nuances of reflected light in running water, while overall the work is the integration of a few basic shapes and forms. An apt mirror of the intricate simplicity of the natural world.
“When the fish are running and bear are feasting like this,” says Smith, “they won’t even waste their time eating the entire fish. They’ll focus on the skin and the fatty layer beneath, throwing the rest of the fish aside. On the surface it may appear wasteful, but it is extremely efficient when fattening up for the winter’s hibernation is the priority.

24. Daniel Smith Fleeting Sun   $595.00

Daniel Smith’s paintings of wildlife, be it bear, moose, bison, crow or even otter, capture the complete essence of a species in a single moment, a brief pause in an otherwise very physical existence. Likewise viewing these paintings leaves us stilled, like hikers or mountaineers who round a bend and come unexpectedly upon the beauty and fierce intelligence of the animals who share our earth.

North American cougars are now largely extinct in the Northeast United States but are still prevalent in parts of the West, notably Wyoming which has the largest North American population. A solitary, stalk-and-ambush predator, cougar favor deer, elk, bighorn sheep and the occasional domestic cattle.
Fleeting Sun is unusual for Daniel Smith in that the sunlight is hitting his subject perpendicularly, highlighting the silky, tawny coat against the cool shadows of gathering dusk in the cliffs behind.

25. Daniel Smith Duma SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $200.00

26. Daniel Smith Summit Sanctuary   $695.00

Collectors of Daniel Smith’s Fine Art Editions are already familiar with his astonishing versatility. This artist is not gathering moss painting the same one or two species. He is equally at home painting bear in water as he is a thundering herd of buffalo or a mountain lion poised to leap. The subject of Summit Sanctuary is the Dall sheep in a perfect alpine landscape that shows the high elevation these mountaineers prefer. The Dall sheep inhabit the subarctic mountain ranges of Alaska and the Canadian northwest and their adaptation to this rugged high country environment has ensured their survival for thousands of years. Storm clouds may gather on the ridge top but this group of three relaxes in a spot of sun, taking in what must be an expansive view below.

27. Daniel Smith Winters Embrace   $595.00

In the mid-1990s, when wolves (which had been eradicated from the park) were reintroduced to Yellowstone, Daniel Smith worked with the Yellowstone Wolf Recovery Project, hiking through the park to observe the habits and environmental impact of the newly introduced wolves. Since then, wolves have become one of his favorite subjects and he paints them in all seasons.

“Living in the mountains of Montana has provided me with ample time to experience snow,” says Smith. “Fresh snow creates wonderful textures and a quiet serenity that is always inspiring. Wolf reintroduction in the West has rekindled my interest in this extraordinary predator.

“My paintings are a reflection of many years of field work and my passion for the natural world. My objective is to share my passion through a scientifically accurate, realistic painting while maintaining artistic integrity.”

28. Daniel Smith Prickly Pursuit SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $295.00

29. Daniel Smith A Nose for Honey   $595.00

This fall, at Indianapolis’ Eitlejorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Daniel Smith will have his first one-man museum show. The honor is part of the Artist of Distinction award from the museum’s 2007 Quest for the West Art Show and Sale.

It has been a year of distinction for Smith. He was one of ten artists featured in Settlers West’s “Stars Over Tucson” this past March. His display, which showcased A Nose for Honey, sold out on opening night. With their
excellent brush work and light-hearted composition, Smith’s lifelike images have become instant collector favorites.

“Bears have an uncanny sense of smell,” says Daniel. “Being omnivorous, they get most of their nutrients from nuts, berries and fish (which are not very filling) so they spend most of their lives searching for food. This grizzly bear has been fortunate enough to find a cache of honey within reach.”

30. Daniel Smith Cool Runnings   $595.00

In prehistoric times bears were revered as gods. To this day, the power and magnificence of the bear stirs our imagination and emotions. Cool Runnings is a captivating portrait of an animal who has inspired both fear and fascination in mankind for millennia. Smith’s realistic style brings every drop of water and each wet hair on the grizzly’s face into sharp focus, making it clear that the artist has spent years studying these remarkable creatures.

Smith received the Artist of Distinction Award at the second annual Quest for theWest Art Show and Sale at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. He has been invited to participate in the Autry National Center’s prestigious Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale for the fifth year in a row, and Art of the West magazine recently dubbed him one of the “heirs apparents” to Western Wildlife master Robert Kuhn.

31. Daniel Smith Autumn Cascade   $695.00

The hush of an autumn morning is barely broken by the quiet rushing of water and the splashing steps of a bull and cow moose. “What drew me to this scene,” says Daniel Smith, “is its abstract quality, the division between the dark, still water of the background and the reflective bright water of the small cascade in the foreground. I always liked the peace and tranquility of running water, like watching a fire at nightůit’s got that same mesmerizing quality.”

32. Daniel Smith Retreat from the Heat   $345.00

Acclaimed for his depictions of the natural world, Daniel Smith is one of the country's foremost wildlife artists. The surroundings in his native southwest Montana continue to inspire him and provide him with the opportunity to paint from personal experience, which gives his work both striking detail and stirring realism. Smith has admitted an attraction to predators and dangerous game and his affinity for great bears is apparent in Retreat from the Heat. As the harsh morning sun heats the earth, the only cool surface available to this magnificent grizzly bear is a rushing stream. The wet fur on his belly and legs attest to the bear's love of the water as he plunges in with his massive front paws. The water itself looks so inviting and the sun, so harsh, that you may have to stop yourself from attempting to share this grizzly's Retreat from the Heat.