AN EXTRAORDINARY WILDLIFE ARTIST!
Cynthie Fisher of Hamilton, Montana, is a self-taught wildlife artist, working mostly in acrylics. She has been painting full-time for almost thirty years, concentrating mainly on depicting unique animal behaviors and interactions, learned from a lifetime of studying and observing wildlife. Her mediums of choice include acrylic, oil, graphite,
bronze, and even fused glass.
She has a degree in zoology, a vital field of study for her choice of artistic interpretations. She also enjoys avian taxidermy, and learns a great deal about anatomy from her subjects.
Her favorite activity is big game hunting; she has hunted all over North America, been to Russia and Central Asia, and traveled to Africa fifteen times, taking many fine trophy animals. The reference she gathers on her hunting and bird watching excursions is invaluable in her artwork, and is reflected in her choice of subject matter, concentrating on the infinite variety of species, both locally and around the world.
She paints both birds and mammals, concentrating on depicting each animal in it's native habitat, usually in low afternoon light, and often in motion. Her specialty is rare and seldom-depicted big game species from Asia and Africa.
Cynthie displays her art at several prestigious national art shows, including the Safari Club International,the Wild Sheep Foundation, and the Dallas Safari Club. She donates regularly to many conservation and hunting groups nationwide, and has over 150 of her images in print.
Here are some of highlights of Cynthie's long list of artistic achievements:
- Winner of fourteen state duck stamp contests.
- Eleven-time featured artist for Ducks Unlimited.
- Selected artist for National Wild Turkey Federation.
- Rocky Mnt. Elk Foundation's 2001 Artist of the Year.
- Cover artist for Cabelas Catalog, RMEF Bugle Magazine.
- 2002, 2008 Mule Deer Foundation Artist of the Year.
- Cover artist for Safari Club International Magazine.
- North Light Book author.