From the pages of our new Sporting Lifestyle issue. Our 20th annual Sporting Art & Decor showcase features beautiful paintings, gun safes, trophy rooms, and a wonderful variety of handcrafted furnishings for the home or office.
LUCKY SHOT USA
Has Old Glory ever looked more patriotic? The folks at Lucky Shot USA took 91 red, white, and blue 12-gauge shotgun shells and fashioned them into a one-of-a-kind piece of wall art perfect for displaying in your office or man cave. Measures 22 inches wide by 13½ inches tall.
Ed Anderson has been painting traditional wildlife art for five years. His unique style of painting in bright colors and bold lines has earned him international acclaim. In addition to being a regular contributor to Sporting Classics, his travel journals have adorned numerous other publications. Those journals have become the basis for Ed’s painting compositions, which seek to catalog Americana.
James Corwin creates his paintings through a unique balance of gestural techniques and precise detail. He aims to engage the viewer by stirring emotions through his dynamic compositions. Corwin gathers inspiration and references from his travels to exotic destinations, including South Africa, where he opened his eyes to threats of poaching. Corwin is the youngest artist to participate in both the Dallas Safari Club and Safari Club International.
HERITAGE GAME MOUNTS
The Tradition is the latest addition to the elaborate hunt panels designed by Texas artist Rita Schimpff, which are available from Heritage Game Mounts. Her designs enhance all sizes of domestic and exotic game with Old World style to honor our sporting traditions. The distinctive panels, featuring ornate oak leaf and acorn motifs, come in several sizes and finishes. Rita also enjoys adding fabrics, monograms, and hand-painted embellishments to her USA-made panels.
Liberty’s Lincoln Series safes are bigger, stronger, and tougher than ever before. Offering 90 minutes of fire protection and incredible security features, the Lincoln Series has been consistently voted as the #1 Rated Safe by sportsmen around the country. Lincoln safes also include Liberty’s sleek five-point handle, 12 color options, Clearview Lights, and beautiful, upgraded interiors.
“Living in Montana is a dream come true as an artist. There are incredible mountains and rivers in every valley, and in my paintings I strive to capture the grandeur, color, light, and power of this land. My father, Dick Idol, a painter, sculptor, writer, and outdoor personality, guided and educated me. Today we have Dick Idol Signature Gallery, in Whitefish, Montana. I also have representation in three other galleries in Western U.S.
SEA ISLAND FORGE
Sea Island Forge is a metalworks company that is bringing people together to celebrate outdoor living and the sporting life with a collection of handcrafted, heirloom-quality iron pieces made for outdoor entertaining, grilling, and cooking over an open flame. Kettles and accessories come in two sizes and are built to last for generations.
Artworks Taxidermy is a custom design studio with the discriminating hunter in mind. Founded in 1994, Artworks Taxidermy creates superior mounts with innovative design, fine craftsmanship, and personalized customer service. By adding the art of taxidermy to your collection, you can capture the memory of your hunt for a lifetime.
RHODES BROTHERS TAXIDERMY
Rhodes Brothers Taxidermy in Kerrville, Texas, has been helping its clients adorn their homes for more than 30 years. They create beautiful taxidermy, big and small, from life-size to horn mounts, in addition to hides, skulls, rugs, and pillows. Let them provide their quality taxidermy and taxidermy-related items to complete your trophy room or den.
DOG & HORSE FINE ART
Dog & Horse Fine Art and Portraiture offers top-quality sporting art along with other styles of animal art. Owner Jaynie Spector, formerly an art consultant, has resources for locating the best animal art in the U.S. and Europe and has built a number of major collections.
“When someone looks at my sculptures,” says Mick Doellinger, “I hope they feel ‘the essence’ of the animal. I want people to connect with the piece in some way; to notice subtle nuances of the shape, motion, or character.” Doellinger’s work can be seen in galleries, museums, and corporate and private collections around the world.
Fair Chase has been offering antique, vintage, and new items of interest to wingshooters for more than 35 years. Owner Carol Leuder has sporting books, original art and etchings, dinnerware, barware, vintage scarves and ties, and lovely antique and custom jewelry. Ask for photos at (540) 460-5302.
JULIAN & SONS
A small family business specializing in fine custom woodworking, Julian & Sons is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in north-central Arkansas. The Julians design and build complete environments, from custom furniture and cabinetry to finished architectural milling and woodwork. Their work is then personally delivered, installed, and finished with hand-rubbed Danish oils. Using exotic woods and the same time-honored skills of Old World craftsmen, the Julians have completed astonishingly beautiful trophy rooms in homes and offices throughout the U.S.
Bill Smith is a lifelong painter and lover of the outdoors, wild critters, and hunting and fishing. He lives in Wyoming near the Teton peaks, so his subject matter is constantly visible and inspiring. He prefers to do commissioned paintings, working directly with his clients to create images that are exactly what they want. Call (307) 200-6630 or (208) 932-3246.
John Tolmay is expanding his wide-ranging portfolio of African wildlife and people sculptures to now include pieces from other continents. His most exciting pieces are his North American- themed sculptures, which you will find on his website.