Meet Duane Geisness
Professional fine artist Duane Geisness is a graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He has shared the spotlight with some of the world's leading wildlife artists.
Duane has worked with many different organizations such as the National Wildlife Federation,Yellowstone National Park, Wisconsin Public Television,Bentley Publishing Group,and the Bradford Exchange. From wolves huddled together in snowstorms to whales swimming in dazzling jewelry like water, Duane has captured truly intimate moments in time. the sense of peace and serenity that is so evident in his work is enjoyed and loved by many.
Duane on the new Aquatic Gallery - "Jewels of the Sea"
“My new series of paintings, “Jewels of the Sea” came about from a trip I made to Maui . I always loved painting wildlife, but it was on this trip that I received the inspiration to paint marine animals. I noticed in Maui how jewel-like the water was and how much the light affected it. I thought to myself, that is the quality I would love to capture in my paintings of these beautiful marine animals in their natural environment. When I returned home to my studio I began what turned out to be a year of experimenting with all kinds of mediums. I knew I wanted a jewel like quality to my paintings and tried everything I could think of to achieve this. After much trial and error I came up with a technique that is truly unique, consisting of layer upon layer of crystal clear enamels combined with metallic pigments, mother of pearl and finely ground metals whose alchemy conducted light much the same way as a fine jewel. I believe I achieved what I set out to do, to portray beautiful aquatic wildlife in a stunning and stirring new way that will truly inspire people.”