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Bad Dog! is an original watercolor painting by Rachelle Siegrist. The art measures 6 1/2″ x 5″ and the frame is 11 3/4″ x 9 3/4″″, frame included.
We are a husband and wife team that started our painting careers together back in 1990. Actually, it started in 1989 when Rachelle was one of Wes's students at the Highlands Art Museum in Sebring, Florida. Wes was smitten with her from the start and made promises of "teaching her how to paint" if she would simply marry him. (It's a long and fun story but it will suffice to say that the two are crazy about each other and completely hooked on their careers as wildlife artists!)
Wes & Rachelle Siegrist capture the attention of viewers not with outstretched canvas but with miniature paintings so exquisitely rendered that they are often mistaken for photographs. Miniature art has been in existence for centuries and the current revival in its popularity has given rise to miniature art societies which in turn have given the Siegrists a platform for international recognition among peers and collectors. Their tiny treasures typically measure less than 9 square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification. Consequently, Wes and Rachelle Siegrist enjoy a dimension of interactivity with viewers that few painters of standard easel-size paintings enjoy. A hallmark of their work is the ability to convey the feel of larger canvases or the essence of the natural world in miniature. It is no small wonder, therefore, that the Siegrists have been referred to as "World Ambassadors for Miniature Art".
The artists additionally have an unprecedented and history-in-the-making ongoing museum exhibition tour featuring over fifty of their miniature paintings that premiered in 2010 and is currently scheduled into 2024. A comprehensive overview of the Siegrists' internationally touring museum exhibition may be viewed at: Museum Exhibitions.
The Artists regularly exhibit in major wildlife expositions and shows in the United States and currently participate in numerous international miniature art exhibitions. They have exhibited their miniatures in museum venues such as Birds in Art (Both Artists are in the Woodson Museum's Permanent Collection), Art of the Animal Kingdom, the Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibitions (Rachelle has received their highest honor, The Award of Excellence, three times!) and the Smithsonian Institution. They reside in Townsend, Tennessee beside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ref: Art of Wildlife