Cow Icon
Cow Icon

From Solo Exhibition at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20,2018


American Buffalo
American Buffalo

36"x48"x1"

Oil, Gold Leaf, Plaster, Varnish


Gopher with Candy Corn
Gopher with Candy Corn

My late brother Jim Solberg had a quiet unassuming way about him. Sickly as a child, he turned to nature for his solace. He could observe the micro world of insects for hours on end. He collected all manner of fascinating and colorful bugs trading with others throughout the world. Working quietly in the solitude of his bedroom laboratory, he painstakingly catalogued, pinned and labeled each creepy-crawly with perfect tiny hand lettering on microscopic tags.
This same patience and quiet respect allowed him later in life to capture intimate scenes of nature through his lens. The legacy of portraits he left are a great source for my paintings and a constant reminder of him. The expression captured on this gopher is pure Jim. The addition of the candy corn is mine

Beaver with Candy Corn
Beaver with Candy Corn

Beaver with Candy Corn. Once considered a pest and hunted to virtual extinction, the beaver should now be looked at as a savior of our embattled Ecosystem. Compelled to build their dams near rushing waters, the beaver’s habitat slows down the flow and creates ponding. This contributes to the water being better absorbed by the land, allowing it to resist both droughts and floods a lot better. In CA the beaver has helped with the drought and elsewhere has contributed to undoing the damage caused by our chemical fertilizers washing into our rivers and streams and choking the marine life. Many species owe their survival to the beaver including The Mule deer, the Sandhill Crane and of course many fish species. Long live the Beaver!


Happy Hour
Happy Hour

Happy Hour. The days’ hard work is done and anticipation of friends, family, beverages or relaxation begins. Sarah and the beaver have each earned this golden moment. Inspired by my hard working friend Sarah and our equally hard working river friend, the Beaver.


Sheep Asleep
Sheep Asleep
Elizabethan Collar
Elizabethan Collar

Come see me at 6Smith Restaurant in Wayzata, MN


Black Bird
Black Bird

My late brother Jim Solberg had a quiet unassuming way about him. Sickly as a child, he turned to nature for his solace. He could observe the micro world of insects for hours on end. He collected all manner of fascinating and colorful bugs trading with others throughout the world. Working quietly in the solitude of his bedroom laboratory, he painstakingly catalogued, pinned and labeled each creepy-crawly with perfect tiny hand lettering on microscopic tags.
This same patience and quiet respect allowed him later in life to capture intimate scenes of nature through his lens. The legacy of portraits he left are a great source for my paintings and a constant reminder of him.

Ground Hog with Candy Corn
Ground Hog with Candy Corn
Dog and Ball (Leika)
Dog and Ball (Leika)

36x48 Mixed Media $2400.00

This dog is captured in suspended animation happily pursuing her ball. The actual dog named Laika lost her life in pursuit of interplanetary travel. Homeless on the streets of Moscow, this young stray was selected to orbit earth in a rocket ship with the hope of paving a future for live manned space missions. The 1957 Soviet news reported that Laika survived for six days and when it became clear that her oxygen would not last, was humanely euthanized. The sad truth is that Laika lasted only hours, dying from exposure to extreme heat. She was and forever will be the first dog to orbit space, one can dream that her afterlife is filled with blissful playtime.


Dog and Balls
Dog and Balls


Dog and Ball Sliver
Dog and Ball Sliver

Silver Leaf, acrylic, glass beads


Horned Dog
Horned Dog

24x48



Goat
Goat
Blue Bird
Blue Bird

36"x48"x2"

Oil, Copper Leaf


Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds


Hummingbird
Hummingbird


Carolina Parakeet
Carolina Parakeet

Oil, Gold Leaf, Plaster, Varnish

24"x24"x2"

Part of a series on Endangered and Extinct Animals


Bonobo
Bonobo
Rooster
Rooster


Benjamin; The Last Tasmanian Tiger
Benjamin; The Last Tasmanian Tiger
Velvetine Rabbit
Velvetine Rabbit

Acrylic 24x48


Resurrection of the Passenger Pigeon
Resurrection of the Passenger Pigeon

Oil, Gold Leaf

30x30


Rooster 2
Rooster 2


Lonely George
Lonely George


Queen
Queen
Pig
Pig

Donated to Heartland Farm Sanctuary

Wilbur's World
Wilbur's World


Parakeet
Parakeet

Cockatiel
Cockatiel

Dog with Collar
Dog with Collar


Master
Master

Gold Leaf


Dog and Ice Cream Cone
Dog and Ice Cream Cone


Dog and Ice Cream Cone 2
Dog and Ice Cream Cone 2


Standard Poodle
Standard Poodle


Skylar
Skylar

Wood Frame


Cardinal
Cardinal


Martha; The Last Passenger Pigeon
Martha; The Last Passenger Pigeon


Young Buck 2
Young Buck 2

Tough Bird
Tough Bird

Corgi
Corgi


Cardinal Gathering
Cardinal Gathering


Bee
Bee


California Condor
California Condor
Dog and Frisbee
Dog and Frisbee


Mandrill
Mandrill

Squirrel with Candy Corn
Squirrel with Candy Corn


Blue Bird
Blue Bird
Annie
Annie
Bess
Bess

Floating Dog
Floating Dog
Splayed Dog
Splayed Dog

Marmot 1
Marmot 1

From series "Important Men at Meeting"


Smoking Marmot 2
Smoking Marmot 2

From Series men at Important Meeting


Dog with Frisbee
Dog with Frisbee


Cow Icon
American Buffalo
Gopher with Candy Corn
Beaver with Candy Corn
Happy Hour
Sheep Asleep
Elizabethan Collar
Black Bird
Ground Hog with Candy Corn
Dog and Ball (Leika)
Dog and Balls
Dog and Ball Sliver
Horned Dog
Goat
Blue Bird
Hummingbirds
Hummingbird
Carolina Parakeet
Bonobo
Rooster
Benjamin; The Last Tasmanian Tiger
Velvetine Rabbit
Resurrection of the Passenger Pigeon
Rooster 2
Lonely George
Queen
Pig
Wilbur's World
Parakeet
Cockatiel
Dog with Collar
Master
Dog and Ice Cream Cone
Dog and Ice Cream Cone 2
Standard Poodle
Skylar
Cardinal
Martha; The Last Passenger Pigeon
Young Buck 2
Tough Bird
Corgi
Cardinal Gathering
Bee
California Condor
Dog and Frisbee
Mandrill
Squirrel with Candy Corn
Blue Bird
Annie
Bess
Floating Dog
Splayed Dog
Marmot 1
Smoking Marmot 2
Dog with Frisbee
Cow Icon

From Solo Exhibition at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum through May 20,2018


American Buffalo

36"x48"x1"

Oil, Gold Leaf, Plaster, Varnish


Gopher with Candy Corn

My late brother Jim Solberg had a quiet unassuming way about him. Sickly as a child, he turned to nature for his solace. He could observe the micro world of insects for hours on end. He collected all manner of fascinating and colorful bugs trading with others throughout the world. Working quietly in the solitude of his bedroom laboratory, he painstakingly catalogued, pinned and labeled each creepy-crawly with perfect tiny hand lettering on microscopic tags.
This same patience and quiet respect allowed him later in life to capture intimate scenes of nature through his lens. The legacy of portraits he left are a great source for my paintings and a constant reminder of him. The expression captured on this gopher is pure Jim. The addition of the candy corn is mine

Beaver with Candy Corn

Beaver with Candy Corn. Once considered a pest and hunted to virtual extinction, the beaver should now be looked at as a savior of our embattled Ecosystem. Compelled to build their dams near rushing waters, the beaver’s habitat slows down the flow and creates ponding. This contributes to the water being better absorbed by the land, allowing it to resist both droughts and floods a lot better. In CA the beaver has helped with the drought and elsewhere has contributed to undoing the damage caused by our chemical fertilizers washing into our rivers and streams and choking the marine life. Many species owe their survival to the beaver including The Mule deer, the Sandhill Crane and of course many fish species. Long live the Beaver!


Happy Hour

Happy Hour. The days’ hard work is done and anticipation of friends, family, beverages or relaxation begins. Sarah and the beaver have each earned this golden moment. Inspired by my hard working friend Sarah and our equally hard working river friend, the Beaver.


Sheep Asleep
Elizabethan Collar

Come see me at 6Smith Restaurant in Wayzata, MN


Black Bird

My late brother Jim Solberg had a quiet unassuming way about him. Sickly as a child, he turned to nature for his solace. He could observe the micro world of insects for hours on end. He collected all manner of fascinating and colorful bugs trading with others throughout the world. Working quietly in the solitude of his bedroom laboratory, he painstakingly catalogued, pinned and labeled each creepy-crawly with perfect tiny hand lettering on microscopic tags.
This same patience and quiet respect allowed him later in life to capture intimate scenes of nature through his lens. The legacy of portraits he left are a great source for my paintings and a constant reminder of him.

Ground Hog with Candy Corn
Dog and Ball (Leika)

36x48 Mixed Media $2400.00

This dog is captured in suspended animation happily pursuing her ball. The actual dog named Laika lost her life in pursuit of interplanetary travel. Homeless on the streets of Moscow, this young stray was selected to orbit earth in a rocket ship with the hope of paving a future for live manned space missions. The 1957 Soviet news reported that Laika survived for six days and when it became clear that her oxygen would not last, was humanely euthanized. The sad truth is that Laika lasted only hours, dying from exposure to extreme heat. She was and forever will be the first dog to orbit space, one can dream that her afterlife is filled with blissful playtime.


Dog and Balls


Dog and Ball Sliver

Silver Leaf, acrylic, glass beads


Horned Dog

24x48



Goat
Blue Bird

36"x48"x2"

Oil, Copper Leaf


Hummingbirds


Hummingbird


Carolina Parakeet

Oil, Gold Leaf, Plaster, Varnish

24"x24"x2"

Part of a series on Endangered and Extinct Animals


Bonobo
Rooster


Benjamin; The Last Tasmanian Tiger
Velvetine Rabbit

Acrylic 24x48


Resurrection of the Passenger Pigeon

Oil, Gold Leaf

30x30


Rooster 2


Lonely George


Queen
Pig

Donated to Heartland Farm Sanctuary

Wilbur's World


Parakeet

Cockatiel

Dog with Collar


Master

Gold Leaf


Dog and Ice Cream Cone


Dog and Ice Cream Cone 2


Standard Poodle


Skylar

Wood Frame


Cardinal


Martha; The Last Passenger Pigeon


Young Buck 2

Tough Bird

Corgi


Cardinal Gathering


Bee


California Condor
Dog and Frisbee


Mandrill

Squirrel with Candy Corn


Blue Bird
Annie
Bess

Floating Dog
Splayed Dog

Marmot 1

From series "Important Men at Meeting"


Smoking Marmot 2

From Series men at Important Meeting


Dog with Frisbee


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