6 Winter Animals that Will Warm Your Heart

February 01, 2019

Arctic Nap is a watercolor painting of an Arctic Fox by Rebecca Latham

By Chelsea Reed

Snow storms, short days and below freezing temperatures sure do make the wait for spring feel long and cumbersome. But you can, of course, have fun while you ‘hibernate’ indoors! Just looking at these cute animals will make you smile. Whether you’re waiting out the cold in your home or office, the time will go much faster with this adorable bunch!

This Cute Fox!

Nothing beats the dreariness of a winter day quite like a happy, fluffy red fox. He’s in an oil painting called Winter Day by Valerie Veatch. Check out the rabbit nestled behind the rocks, too. How cute! His brown fur blends so well with the rocks, he’s fooling even the clever fox. Looks like it’s going to be a good day for both of them.

Oh Deer…

It’s okay, you can admit it. There’s a little piece inside of us all that still misses Christmas. If that’s you, these beautiful winter deer are the perfect fit. Whitetails in Winter by NW Lalk has enough ‘Christmas magic’ to capture our nostalgia. And the deer still look good on our walls all winter long. Or all year, for that matter!

A Familiar Face

Some might think that having Winnie the Pooh on this list is cheating. But he is a bear…and a rather adorable one at that! Our favorite “silly old bear” sports the snowy season in this official Disney animation cel. This particular one was used to produce the TV series, “The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.”

Nap Time

Taking in all these cute winter animals can sure be exhausting. Time to cuddle up and take a nap like this arctic fox. Doesn’t it look so comfy that you want to reach out and pet its soft fur? You wouldn’t believe it’s actually a watercolor painting by Rebecca Latham, called Arctic Nap.

Polar Plunge

Chilly Churning Water is a miniature oil painting on ivorine of a polar bear by Beverly AbbottThis polar bear may be all business, but it sure is brimming with character! Not even the Chilly Churning Water can stop its heartwarming charm. The oil on ivorine by Beverly Abbott showcases the winter beauty of this endangered species. It also received an Honorable Mention in 2014.

Cardinal Cheer

It’s always exciting to see some feathered friends visit your backyard on a cold winter’s day. Don’t you get that warm fuzzy feeling greeting those birds who share a happy song? Gary Spicer captures that moment spot on in his acrylic painting Dinner Time.

Want to Help Them?

Did you know that you can help real animals when you purchase original art featuring an animal? During Seaside Art Gallery’s Animals in Art Show, a portion of these art purchases go to a nonprofit organization to help ensure domestic animals have things like food, shelter, and most of all love! Both purchases online and in the gallery qualify.  Contact Seaside Art Gallery to learn more!    

Chelsea Reed is a freelance copywriter. She writes articles, blogs, websites and online content from her base in North Carolina.





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