Ezra Tucker

Ezra Tucker

Ezra has spent many years pursuing his intense interest in zoology and wildlife art. Ezra's bold and distinctive style of painting wildlife reflects acute observation and knowledge of his subject and displays an intimate and emotional portrait quality and adept storytelling. His approach with his art is to capture and reveal a rarely highlighted detail of his subjects.  He not only invites you to enjoy looking at his images, but for the viewer to be engaged and curious to learn more.  Ezra paints his animals as having apparent intelligence and individual distinctive personalities. Ezra finds the art of modern wildlife artist Bob Kuhn as well as classical wildlife artist, Carl Rungius, and numerous other artists such as W.R. Leigh, Antoine Barye and Arthur Wardle inspirational and their art has influenced his style.

Ezra states, "I get tremendous joy and satisfaction from my observation of wildlife behavior and expressions. The intelligence and uniqueness of each creature's individual character and personality often reflect glimpses of human nature. My desire to paint wildlife in a realistic style allows me to also define the beauty that I see in their movements, subtle or overt. I choose to highlight the variety of color I see in the fur and textures of the surfaces that envelop their being. The challenge I have for myself is to present the beauty and majesty of the animal world in dynamic form to help influence the preservation of our planet’s varied species through my representation of their nature through my art".