Original oil paintings of wildlife and pets hand painted by professional artist Jon Houglum speaks to the viewer both emotionally and visually. Painting in the style of the old masters he displays a masterful and accurate rendering of any subject.

Jon’s paintings rendered from photographs of black bears in the North Carolina Mountains by North Carolina residents and tourists are a delight to animal lovers everywhere. The cow pastures, goat pastures and chicken pens seen throughout the mountains of Western North Carolina are often the subject of Jon’s paintings.

Jon specializes in painting black bears into North Carolina scenes.

Contact Jon to have a painting done from a photograph or on location of your favorite subject matter.

The painting of the fat cat is on sale on the DVD Sales Page; check it out.

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ANIMAL AND WILDLIFE OIL PAINTINGS
WOODED STROLL
Oil on Canvas 
16"X20"
"Mama Takes a Break"
Oil on Canvas - Wrap
36"X48"
"Highlands Meadow"
Oil on Board
9"X12"
SMELLING THE FLOWERS
Oil on Canvas
Gallery Wrap
8"X12"
GONE FISHING 
Oil on Canvas
16X20"
COOLING POOL
Oil on Canvas
31"X39"
TROUT FISHING
Oil on Board
18"X24"
"Bust Your Butt Falls"
Oil on Canvas
18"X24"
THE BUTLER
"I don't know 'Nuten' about no Canary!"
Oil on Board 
20"X16"
"Taste for Carrots"
Oil on Canvas
30"X40"
"Red Heffer"
Oil on Canvas
20"X24"
"Holsteins Grazing"
Oil on Canvas
24" X 30"
"Audubon Pasture"
Oil on Linen
20" X 24"
"GOATS IN EARLY FLOWERS"
Oil on Canvas
20"X16"
"Sheep Pastoral"
Oil on Board
11"X14"
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Still Life PaintingsWaterscape PaintingsOil Painting ClassesSupply ListPaint OutsPlein Air PaintingAbout Us
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JON HOUGLUM FINE ART STUDIO/GALLERY
Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center
51 Cowee School Road, Franklin, North Carolina, 28734
“The Butler”

“I was teaching oil painting in the private home of a couple who lived in Highlands, North Carolina. The lady of the house had Alzheimer’s, and her husband was of the opinion that having a painting class in the home would have a therapeutic effect on his wife. I conducted this class for a year and a half. There were also two neighbor couples who joined in on this painting class as support for the home owners.

The “First Cat of the Family” was named Gray Rock. Upon meeting “The First Cat,” one immediately understood that Gray Rock had not missed a meal in a long time.

One day during class, Gray Rock came in from outside with a small bird in his mouth. Immediately a couple of the students descended upon Gray Rock in order to save the little bird. The bird was extricated from Gray Rock’s mouth, found still to be alive but in a sort of shock. The bird was gently placed on the sidewalk just outside the glass door. All in attendance were hopeful that the unfortunate bird would survive. Eventually, the bird took wing and flew to a nearby bush. It was then that Gray Rock, with somewhat of a look of bewilderment, was observed sitting on the step into the living-room. One of the ladies grabbed her I phone and took a picture of the confused cat. After examining the photo, the students were in total agreement regarding doing a painting of the fat cat.

A week later, I began a step-by-step study of Gray Rock. It took the class two weeks to do their version of the painting. When completed, I brought the study to my studio. After looking at it for a few days, I decided that Gray Rock looked like “The Butler who done it.” With that in mind, I enclosed Gray Rock’s sweater, added a button and a bow tie, and entitled the painting, “The Butler,” with the sub-title, “I don’t know nutt’en about no canary.”

Jon

"The Butler" is for sale on the DVD sales page.  Free shipping in the Continental United States.