My exhibit Eldridge Hardie-Art of a Life in Sport opened on June 16th. How special is that for me to have 32 of my original paintings along with drawings and what you might call artifacts from my studio so beautifully displayed at The Wildlife Experience? I hadn’t seen many of the paintings for years. It was like a reunion of old friends. I had the great pleasure of giving a slide presentation at an evening reception attended by 132 people about fifty of whom were friends and family. Another reception was held for lenders of the paintings, who with their generous cooperation made the show possible, and for special friends of the museum. Only four of the originals and six limited edition prints are available for purchase, and my signed and out-of-print book is in the gift shop.
Eldridge Hardie’s ART OF A LIFE IN SPORT: Chronicles and images of hunting and angling from the outdoors that inspire and inform my paintings along with thoughts and information about this wonderful journey of art and sport.