The wooded hills and open meadows, corn fields and fieldstone barns, along with the clean, quiet waters of the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania comprise a landscape of special beauty. This area is home to a wide variety of native and migratory wildlife, as well as the home of acclaimed wildlife artist Jim Hitesman. Jim has recently moved to Iowa, where he has found beautiful landscapes and subjects for his paintings.
In Bucks County, Hitesman created a compilation of wildlife art which is praised not only for its' realistic portrayal of each animal subject, but also for the extraordinary sense of place and mood which conveys an understanding of the larger order which is nature.
Each Hitesman painting provides evidence of this rare mix of talent and technique. Intricate details of the animal's natural complexities, from waterfowl tail feather to leaded leather skin, are built one upon another to yield an astonishing realism. The elusive spark of life, so real in the wild yet so difficult to portray, is captured by an eye alert to danger or a wing folding for rest. The relationship between animal and environment is revealed in the precise brush strokes of habitat, through sun or sky, plants or water surfaces. Each Hitesman painting is simple and complex, a lesson in wildlife biology and ecology, as well as being a work of symmetrical beauty which reveals a new impression with each viewing.
Hitesman has earned critical acclaim. He has been featured in wildlife art exhibitions across the nation, including the National Wildlife Federation convention and the Ward Foundation wildlife carving and art exhibition. Also commissioned by Boehm Porcelain and Lenox China to execute several works for limited edition collectors plates. Represented by a number of top galleries and requests for commissioned paintings from renowned collectors, you will truly be privileged to own a Hitesman painting which will become a cherished heirloom for generations to come.