(Wildlife Paintings, American Wildlife, Original Oil Painting )
The subject of this original oil painting is the Smoky Mountians Elk. There was at one time 10 million elk roaming North America, but due to the encroachment of man and over hunting, the last North Carolinian Elk was killed in the late 1700's and Tennessee lost its last Elk less than 50 years later.
Between 2001 and 2002 a total of 52 North American Elk were released in to the GSM national park.
To wake the soul by tender strokes of art. Alexander Pope