Aug 28 - Sep 12, 2021
Wandering Gaze
Kelli Bechtel
Grand Rapids, MI

Wandering Gaze is a painting from an experience I had at this conservation center for wolves called Wolf Park in Battleground, Indiana. I create a lot of wildlife artwork from other photographers' photos that I wanted to create a piece that was entirely mine, and this artwork fulfills that desire. The wolf's name is Niko and he is a gorgeous grey wolf who calls Wolf Park home. I created this painting because I had such an amazing time photographing their wolves that I wanted to create a piece from that experience. This is an artwork that is a labor of love and joy from my time there and I look forward to going back in the future to photograph and make more artwork based on their wolves.

Oil painting of a wolf named Niko on gesso board.

Artwork Details
36” x 24”