John Banovich - Under The Hunter's Moon
John Banovich - Under The Hunter's Moon

John Banovich - Under The Hunter's Moon

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Limited Edition Giclée Canvas
Gallery Edition - 20" x 30": 75 s/n plus 7 Artist Proofs
• Limited Edition: $975
• Artist Proof: $1,170
• Frame LJ3 - 26” x 36”: $750

After the curtains of the day fall, African leopards come out to play and add a different dimension to the night's beauty in the wild. Leopards thrive in ecosystems with ambush landscapes, safety from lions, and good water sources.  A leopard’s night vision is six times stronger than a humans'. Equipped with versatile hunting skills, they walk long distances at night to find their prey. Leopards' nocturnal behavior is rooted in the way they hunt. Solitary creatures, they live and hunt on their own, unlike lions who gain several advantages by hunting as a group. Leopards rely on stealth and camouflage utilizing the element of surprise to sneak up on their prey before striking.  The concept for this painting is based on a wild leopard that I spent an entire afternoon watching in Africa’s Serengeti. With this concept I like the implied movement created by the intense gaze of the leopard looking out of the scene, allowing the viewer to wonder: what has attracted his attention?