Nicholas Oberling

contemporary american landscape painter

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With my bird paintings, I aim to re-create the exuberance, spontaneity and emotional power of nature, yet still maintain a high degree of scientific accuracy. I draw upon many years of experience observing nature and studying the techniques and philosophy of the great painters of the past. These paintings are conceived entirely in my mind’s eye. The feeling of life, depth and movement achieved come from a combination of the mind working together with the heart, in a very free and spontaneous way. This is what differentiates my paintings from contemporary illustrative “wildlife art”. By working this way I hope to push contemporary wildlife painting beyond its flat photographic affect and inspire others to strive for a more experiential ways of painting birds and animals by working directly from nature.

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Connecticut Birds and Wild Roses

Oil on Panel, 24" x 36", SOLD.

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Bluebirds and Apple Blossoms

Oil on Panel, 30" x 40", SOLD.

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Yellow Warblers and Rufus Hummingbird

Oil on Panel, 24" x 36", Available through Gallery Bergelli at (415)945-9454.

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Montana Still Life in Morning Light

Oil on Panel, 48" x 36", $7000.

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Birds with Azaleas

Oil on Panel, 30" x 24", SOLD

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Winter Peregrine

Oil on Panel, 24" x 24", Available at Going to the Sun Gallery (406-862-2751

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Birds and Wild Honeysuckle

Oil on Panel, 40" x 30", SOLD

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Birds in Glacier Park

Oil on Panel, 40" x 30", Available at Dana Gallery (406) 721-3154

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Monarch of the North

Oil on Panel, 40" x 30", $6600

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Rocky Mountain Birds and Wild Roses

Oil on Panel, 60" x 40", $9,500

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www.nicholasoberling.com

406.257.3801