Article Contributed by
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
Summer is the season for outdoor adventures – taking in all that nature has to offer under the sun and stars. But when is the last time you encountered a grizzly bear or a mountain lion during a hike? Or have you perchance traveled to another continent to witness firsthand the sight of a majestic lion or jaguar on the prowl? Chances are, you’d rather not be face-to-face with any one of the aforementioned predators personally, but wouldn’t a close-up glimpse of these remarkable creatures be a sight to behold?
The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History invites you to enjoy each of these encounters (and many more) vicariously – as rendered via the masterful creative talents of a distinguished wildlife and landscape artist duo. We are thrilled to be the summer host for the exhibit Keeping the World Wild – the Art of John and Suzie Seerey-Lester.
John Seerey-Lester has become one of today’s most sought after wildlife and historic artists, traveling the world in search of inspiring images. He has gained a reputation over the years for producing images with narratives which are both mysterious and mystical.
Suzie Seerey-Lester was a professional diver for over 30 years, and this gave her the opportunity to see extraordinary underwater creatures up close, which she captured in her earlier paintings. Suzie has expanded her artwork to include Plein Air (painting on location) throughout diverse locations around the globe.
Be one of the first to view the Seerey-Lester’s incredible exhibition featured at RTPI now through August 28th. This is a close encounter that should not be missed! For more information about John and Suzie Seerey-Lester, please visit their website at www.seerey-lester.com.