Growing up in the countryside of beautiful southeastern Michigan, Rusty Frentner was surrounded by lot's of wildlife and wild untamed nature. He would take long, solitary rides on his horse through the woods happily enjoying and observing this natural world. He was so inspired that whenever anyone would ask him what he wanted for a gift - his answer was always art supplies.

Fortunately he had wonderful parents who encouraged him to develop his artistic talents and when he became an adult he turned all his interests toward art. He pursued the career of a technical illustrator but at the same time he never forgot his love of wildlife. In order to excel at his paintings of wildlife he sought out workshops that were offered by well-known wildlife artists. Some of these mentors were Lee Cable and Kalon Baughan. Nothing worthwhile comes easy so after many years of hard work, he is now receiving the well deserved national attention with his wildlife art, prints and posters.

Rusty still lives in beautiful Michigan on five acres of wilderness about an hour from Detroit. He considers himself to be very blessed by all the wildlife around him. He has never stopped learning and trying new techniques with his artwork either. Although he works mostly in acrylics now and loves the discipline of painting detailed art, he has also been experimenting with graphite pencil drawings. He is definitely a very talented artist to watch and enjoy. Below are some of his creations.

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Responses to "Rusty Frentner: talented wildlife artist from America's Midwest"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Rusty's work is stunning!

  2. Anonymous says:

    The second one looks almost like a photograph. I can feel the fur it looks so real. Excellent!

  3. I have wolves as one of my animal guardians ...I have lupus and these wolves are simply beautiful! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  4. Anonymous says:

    Magnifique tout simplement ♥

  5. Anonymous says:

    My 10 yr. old Grandson And I Have found White Magic plate No. F4927 of the Bradford Exchange at a garage sale. It Has become a hobby to find items at garage sales or thrift stores. We learn about the artist and admire other pieces. We have no idea what these items are worth, but we hit gold hanging out and doing research together.

  6. Bruce Taylor says:

    Rusty, This an old friend of yours,your work is better than ever now. I'm glad you continued your dream. If you get a chance get a hold of me? My name is Bruce Taylor an still in Wixom call me if you get a chance.

  7. They are all gorgeus!!!! Well done! I love wolves, and a wolf is my guardian Spirit. I'm really Happy to have seen your work Rusty. Thank you for sharing it. Blessings.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The art work is breath taking. These are some of the most beautiful creatures on Gods earth. Tahnk you for your art.

  9. Anonymous says:

    so beautiful. I love wolves they look so real nice work (y)

  10. Anonymous says:

    Rusty your work is awesome!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful work!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Stunning realism on your subjects: wolves, which are some of my favorite spirits in animal form.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful work, love his paintings.

  14. Anonymous says:

    votre art est phenomenal . J adore les loups et les ai toujours aimes . ils representent pour moi la force de l âme . Continuez ainsi cher Rusty et que dieu vous protege .

  15. AWESOME!!!!

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