Bjorn Bear by Nancy Whelan
2018 Cairo Bear #7
Sponsored by: Sawyer Chevrolet
Description: Inspired by Nordic/Scandinavian folkware patterned clothing – flowers, animals in bright colored embroidery.
About the Artist: I am a graphic designer and decorative artist who loves to create works in various mediums – I’m happiest with a brush in hand, covered in paint. My career has been primarily focused on graphic design and photography, but I also worked at Louis Paul Jonas Studios as a fine art detail painter of wildlife sculptures. My craft hobbies include creating hand-painted furniture, beaded jewelry and historical costumes. My avocation in life is rescuing cats, and my husband and I run a non-profit cat rescue, Cat Wranglers of Claverack. I have also participated for six years creating cats for Cat ’n Around Catskill, it’s a wonderful creative outlet for me and all my proceeds go toward our rescue.