Actual size


Checking His Domain
Black Bear
Traditional Miniature
Acrylic on Composition Board
Image: 3 3/8" x 4 3/8"
Frame: 6 1/4" x 7 1/4"
Private Collection

This piece has won 2 awards:
Ohio Valley Art League's Kentucky National Art Shaw's Gamco Award and Purchase Award.

In spite of the fact that New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the U.S., our black bear population is estimated to be about 1000 and growing. The heaviest numbers of bear are found in the north and northwest regions of the state, where large tracts of forests, state parks and farmland still exist. New York City dwellers must find it hard to imagine that black bear can be found less than an hour away from Times Square!