Wes and Rachelle Siegrist- Miniature Wildlife Paintings
Wes & Rachelle Siegrist are a husband and wife team who started painting together in 1990. Their paintings feature wildlife, ships and portraiture in subject matter and vary in size from murals to miniatures. Almost all of their work is a reflection of their experiences and interactions with wildlife in nature.
Wes and Rachelle capture the attention of viewers with miniature paintings so exquisitely rendered that they are often mistaken for photographs. Miniature art has been in existence for centuries and the current revival in its popularity has given rise to miniature art societies. This has given the Siegrists a platform for international recognition among peers and collectors.
Their tiny treasures typically measure less than 9 square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification. Consequently, Wes and Rachelle Siegrist enjoy a dimension of interactivity with viewers that few painters of standard easel-size paintings enjoy. A hallmark of their work is the ability to convey the feel of larger canvases or the essence of the natural world in miniature. It is no small wonder, therefore, that the Siegrists have been referred to as "World Ambassadors for Miniature Art".
The artists additionally have an unprecedented and history-in-the-making ongoing museum exhibition tour featuring over fifty of their miniature paintings that premiered in 2010 and is currently scheduled into 2020. The Artists regularly exhibit in major wildlife expositions and shows in the United States and currently participate in numerous international miniature art exhibitions. They have exhibited their miniatures in museum venues such as Birds in Art, Art of the Animal Kingdom, the Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibitions and the Smithsonian Institution. They reside in Townsend, Tennessee beside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.