Nanook the Tiger by BarbBarcikKeith

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20.5×32.5 soft pastel on felt matboard. Original unavailable.

As of 02-27-15, 8557 views, and 38 favorited.

CHALLENGES: For the Love of Cats – Art of Cats – Top 10; Pets Need a Hug – Big Cats – Top 10; Fine Arts – Colored Pencil & Pastel – Top 10; The CatRaven Challenge – 3 of a Kind – Top 10; Old Farts of Red Bubble – Welcome Back – Top 10;
FEATURES: Tiger, Tiger; Animal Kingdom; Photo Realistic Artwork; Charity for Animals; Art 4 Charity; Welcome to the Jungle; Top Shelf Wildlife; Amazing Wildlife; Deez 5Cs Award Showcase; Breathtaking Wild Animals; #1 Artists of RedBubble; Retired & Happy; LOVE THESE CREATURES; For the Love of Cats; Wild Cats in Their Environment;

Nanook was one of the lucky ones. Noah’s Lost Ark got him when he was a mere cub (he’s quite a big boy now.. over 300 pounds) and has lived there his whole life. Would you believe, he has allergies? Come spring, he gets a bit congested and gets some very special treatment because of it.. but he’s a happy boy.
I truly hope that another message comes through.. that these animals DO NOT MAKE GOOD PETS.. that’s why places like Noah’s are in existence. If people would just think before they buy that cute LITTLE cub.. life would be easier on all of us especially the animals. After all.. they didn’t ask to be in the situation they are.. and there are far to many unscrupulous people out there that are in it for the money..
At least with education, we might make a little difference.. even if we save just one animal.. it’s a beginning!!
All proceeds from any sales will be donated to Noah’s Lost Ark Sanctuary for the care and feeding of the animals.

  • Complete 09-16-2003 in 11.30 hours spread over 6 days

I love what I do and I do what I love.. been drawing for over 60 years now – I hope I’ve got it right.

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  • Rachel Leigh
    Rachel Leighabout 7 years ago

    Very lovely! Wonderful cause and beautiful artwork!

  • Barbara Sparhawk
    Barbara Sparhawkabout 7 years ago

    Your astonishing work on these cats, the inventiveness of your arranging them in moving views is always a total pleasure to see. I’d love to know more about your closeness to them, you’ve said you’ve known some of these cats for years. Do you work with them? Ever get to give a hug? I know such things happen, that big cats can be best friends. Your deep affection always shows in your artistry.

  • In answer to your question, I’ve been going to Noah’s since 2003 (found it online and it’s only an hour away) and have reems of film on the cats and some of the other critters. I have been able to hold a 2 month old lion cub, played “give me back my glove” with a black leopard cub, held another lion cub and been able to get to know some of the cats pretty well. Also been able to touch lions, tigers and Sophie (with the owner standing right there, who showed us where and how to touch) but you don’t want to mess with the leopards.. they’re kind of a one person animal.

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 7 years ago


  • amarica
    amaricaabout 7 years ago

    Love this

  • Aari
    Aariabout 7 years ago

    Your love for these guys is so clear and shows in every piece of artwork you make. I envy you for being so close with these cats.

  • Jon C
    Jon Cabout 7 years ago

    Not gonna respond….nope nope because I’ve said it all before!

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...about 7 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE this! Awsome paintinig!

  • artchicnj
    artchicnjabout 7 years ago

    Gorgeous work…….its great that you have the pleasure of seeing some of these cats in person, they are truely magnificent animals

  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarriorabout 7 years ago

    WOW, oh WOW

  • Mundy Hackett
    Mundy Hackettabout 7 years ago


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