Al Agnew has always had twin passions for nature and art. Growing up in the Missouri Ozarks, he spent his time exploring the rivers and rugged hills and bringing home birds, turtles, snakes, and other creatures to study and draw. Even though there were detours along the way, including a seven year stint of teaching art to elementary and high school students, he never stopped experiencing and studying the natural world and seeking to portray his experiences on paper and canvas. By 1983, he was ready to take the plunge into art as his career.

While he feels very fortunate to split his time between his beloved Ozarks and the rugged beauty of southwest Montana with his wife Mary, his artistic quest has taken him from Alaska to Mexico, from Maine to California, and from Canada to Africa. His experiences in the wild, with sketchbook (and often fishing rod) in hand, have been the basis for his award winning and highly sought after paintings.

Al says, “I love to travel, to see and experience all the variety that nature has to offer. My goal has always been to portray the beauty and wonder of nature, whether it be a remote wilderness area or the familiar wildlife and landscape of my own backyard. To do justice to any portrayal of wildlife, I feel it is imperative that I get to know the creature and the landscape in which it lives. If one has a basic understanding of an animal and has seen and studied its habitat, ideas for paintings of that animal are unlimited.”

“I obtain my reference material from many different sources, including animals in captive situations and even our own pets—one of our two cats is lean and lanky, a real huntress, and has been the inspiration for more than one of my big cat paintings. But only familiarity with the animal in the wild can tell you what the similarities and differences with captive animals are.”

Al is renowned for his portrayals of North American and African animals, and has a special affinity for predatory birds and mammals. He also is well known for his paintings of freshwater fish in dynamic action, a result of another related passion—fishing. “The only career that I think I could enjoy as much as I do art would be to make my living as a professional fisherman. On the other hand, I’d hate for my fishing to become like work!”

Al Agnew

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