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Chris Vest Wall Art

Chris Vest is based in Dolores, Colorado, United States. He’s much too critical of himself and work. He says he has a history of taking mediocre photos of birds. His impatience and crummy lens, he has collected bird images from Alaska to Israel that are breathtakingly out-of-focus and dull. But he does have computer Photoshop skills, so his choice was either to cut his throat in self-loathing and photo envy, or breathe new life into the bad photos with considerable touch-up merging and “painting”,; and so voila: part photography, part painting. Vest has been an illustrator and photographer for 30 years; but it’s unfortunate that it’s almost all been for employers that view art purely as commerce, so he felt it was high time that he demonstrated to himself (and to the world) the nature of his own personal vision. The American Bird Conservancy got attracted to his new works, and they commissioned him to produce bird illustrations for an upcoming book.

Vest calls himself a “Neo Photo-Secessionist.” This term he borrows from the tradition of Alfred Stieglitz and his group. The artist particularly identifies with the beautiful tonality and etched surfaces of Gertrude Kasebier, Edward J. Steichen, and Heinrich Kuehn. These artists at the turn of the 19th century were trying to bridge photography and fine art to give photography the kind of appearance that traditional painting had. The artists therefore manipulated their black-and-white images to make them look more like pictures. All of Vest’s images are currently offered as professionally printed giclee prints.
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Mountain Blue Bird
Mountain Blue Bird
Fine-Art Print
16" x 12"
$32.99
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Cranes in Mist II
Cranes in Mist II
Fine-Art Print
24" x 18"
$53.99
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Hummer with Blossoms
Hummer with Blossoms
Fine-Art Print
19" x 13"
$19.99
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Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Fine-Art Print
19" x 13"
$19.99
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Magnolia Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Fine-Art Print
13" x 19"
$19.99
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Cardinal Window
Cardinal Window
Fine-Art Print
12" x 16"
$32.99
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Barn Swallows Window
Barn Swallows Window
Fine-Art Print
13" x 19"
$19.99
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Foggy Deer
Foggy Deer
Fine-Art Print
24" x 18"
$53.99
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Apples & Hummer
Apples & Hummer
Fine-Art Print
12" x 12"
$27.99
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Apples & Chickadee
Apples & Chickadee
Fine-Art Print
12" x 12"
$27.99
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Summer Spring
Summer Spring
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$66.99
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Bee Eater
Bee Eater
Fine-Art Print
12" x 12"
$27.99
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Bluebird Rain
Bluebird Rain
Fine-Art Print
19" x 13"
$19.99
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Bluebird Window
Bluebird Window
Fine-Art Print
12" x 16"
$32.99
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Bison Portrait II
Bison Portrait II
Fine-Art Print
20" x 16"
$44.99
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Walking Cranes
Walking Cranes
Fine-Art Print
20" x 16"
$44.99
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Como Village
Como Village
Fine-Art Print
19" x 13"
$19.99
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Barnswallow
Barnswallow
Fine-Art Print
13" x 19"
$19.99
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Ducks in Soft Mist
Ducks in Soft Mist
Fine-Art Print
24" x 18"
$53.99
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Leopard
Leopard
Fine-Art Print
13" x 19"
$19.99
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Tiger
Tiger
Fine-Art Print
13" x 19"
$19.99
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Cranes in Mist I
Cranes in Mist I
Fine-Art Print
24" x 18"
$53.99
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Woodpecker Mullen
Woodpecker Mullen
Fine-Art Print
19" x 13"
$19.99
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Goldfinch Flowers
Goldfinch Flowers
Fine-Art Print
19" x 13"
$19.99
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Hummer Flight
Hummer Flight
Fine-Art Print
19" x 13"
$19.99
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Canada Warbler
Canada Warbler
Fine-Art Print
19" x 13"
$19.99
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Viveo
Viveo
Fine-Art Print
13" x 19"
$19.99
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Meadowlark
Meadowlark
Fine-Art Print
19" x 13"
$19.99
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