Michael Sieve Handsigned & Numbered Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas:"Buffalo Dawn"Item #: AJ-204
TitleMike Beatty and the Beatty Buck (#4 The Glory Days)
Edition::Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Canvas
Image size: 26" x 48"
About the Artist: Wildlife artist Michael Sieve grew up on the prairies of Southwestern Minnesota. With his family running a farm, Mike and his four siblings understood early the value of hard work. As a reward, his father, an excellent sportsman, took the children hunting on the land surrounding their farm. Working on the farm and hunting with Dad provided Mike a strong foundation to build his now powerful relationship with the outdoors. That relationship has woven itself in and around nearly every aspect of Michael Sieve's world.
Sieve received his formal training in art at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota. He studied modern, abstract, impressionistic and surreal methods of painting. Despite this training, his personal style is dictated by his kinship with the outdoors. In viewing his realistically represented animals, the hunter's perspective is evident. It is Sieve's intent that his paintings illustrate the individuality and dignity of the subject and an appropriate, accurate setting for its habitat.
To satisfy that requirement, Michael Sieve has worked diligently to obtain inspiration and reference material for his work. He is an avid photographer and has personally captured over 250,000 images on film. His spontaneous adventures include travels to Costa Rica, Belize, Africa, Alaska, Canada, Mexico and throughout the United States. As he adds countries to his list of "Things to Do," he admittedly marvels at the wonders right outside his door.
Some of Sieve's greatest inspirations come from time spent with his children Eric, Hannah and Heather in their own backyard. The backyard, however, is a little atypical. Sieve lives on 40 acres of land in Southern Minnesota which include thousands of transplanted trees, a wildlife water hole, areas actively managed for wildlife with selective mowing and planting, bird houses, bird feeders, and a game farm with deer and wild turkeys.
This dedication to conservation is apparent in other avenues as well. Sieve is a member of dozens of conservation organizations. He has assisted in raising millions of dollars for wildlife rehabilitation and habitat restoration through the design of over 20 conservation stamps and prints, donating original and limited edition artwork and working on other public relations efforts. His images have graced the covers and have been featured within some of America's finest wildlife and nature publications. Additionally, Michael Sieve has appeared as a featured or guest artist at most major art shows in the United States.