“Escarpment Cougar on Alert”
The Cougar goes by many names, including mountain lion and puma because of its extensive geographic range in North America. You will find them in a variety of habitats, including coniferous and tropical forests, grasslands and even desserts. With increased urbanization, the cougar disappeared long ago in Ontario, but in the last few years they have appeared once again along the Niagara Escarpment which confirms that a west to east migration pattern is happening.
Sitting upright and alert on an escarpment rock, this Cougar scans the terrain waiting to strike. Secretive and largely solitary by nature, cougars hunt during the day and night. They are perceptive cats, skilled hunters which stalk their prey or lay in ambush, preferring habitats with dense underbrush and rocky outcrops.
Being the second largest of the wild cats on this continent next to the Jaguar it commands a special respect. They have great agility, a result of muscular hind legs which are far larger than their front legs giving them tremendous jumping power.
|Acrylics on Masonite Board
|Original, one of a kind artwork
|17in x 22in
|15in x 20in
A Thornbury artist whose original art reflects the many experiences in the natural world found in the Canadian landscape with its diverse wildlife. Working within a number of mediums, he primarily paints with acrylics and oils on Masonite board using a realistic style to interpret those experiences in art.