Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen
Named a Master Member by the Society of Animal Artists

  Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen

has brought a singular vitality to wildlife art. Uncompromisingly detailed and artfully composed, his work is at once vivid and startling, depicting seldom-illustrated species engaged in life's struggles -- alive. To view his work is to be pulled into the drama and diversity of life.
 Browse through this gallery of captivating creatures and learn how they feed and forage, breed and survive. Each painting is accompanied by a fascinating description that will demonstrate Carel's mastery of the life and history of hundreds of the lesser known inhabitants of the animal world.

"A CIRCLE UNBROKEN—SPOTTED TOWHEE" acrylic on illustration board (30” x 20”)
As winter's harshest cold subsides, the Milbert's Tortoiseshell and other bold hibernating insects rouse while the snows deliquesce into life-giving water, soaking the soil and moving nutrients through it, signaling the torpid roots of Glacier Lilies and Short-styled Bluebuells to force their prepunctual greenery through the snow's dingy last remains, to blossom inappropriately on the still wintry forest floor. A brumal blanket pulled back reveals rabbitbrush seeds and other new foodstuffs for scratching towhees. Each year, April holds the promise of new life.

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Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen
can be reached at:
P.O. Box 17647
Holladay, UT 84117

(801) 474-2505


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