Our cover this month, Fox on the Rocks by Bonnie Marris, sold for $15,210 at Jackson Hole Art Auction’s 2018 auction on Sept. 14-15, 2018 in Jackson, Wyo. Marris grew up around the animals she enjoys to paint—her family home was always open to any of these creatures seeking refuge (she fondly recalls two wolves and a coyote once living with them).
They say success comes from experience, and what better way to gain experience than putting yourself in your subject’s—or in our case, client’s—shoes. Marris does just this, taking major trips every year to observe the animals she paints in their natural habitat, including a six month voyage she once took to Alaska, during which she actually lived in the wilderness alongside her subjects.
In addition to her art, her passion for animals led her to pursue a degree in zoology and animal behavior. Her expertise and work on various projects attracted the attention of renowned zoologist George Schaller, who invited her to design posters that would support his worldwide rare animal relief programs.
In line with Marris’ approach to hands-on experience, who better to ask than our esteemed contributors from around the world, both near and far, to update our readers on significant new developments affecting the globetrotting client in this month’s Committee Report: International Practice.