Watercolor Animal Paintings

My approach with watercolors is interpretive in nature.  As a result, these paintings take into consideration my spiritual connection to the animal referencing their spirit, not necessarily their true appearance. Created very loosely and spontaneously, they are brought to life fairly quickly with lots of movement and interpretation, keeping the paintings energetic and light.

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Artist Eric Sweet

Wildlife Artist Eric Sweet

I’ve always felt a deep spiritual connection to animals. For me, nature has always been the gateway to spiritual and emotional peace and the animal world has been my vehicle. Consequently, painting is my way of deepening this very personal relationship.  My relationship to the animal spirit is the driving force behind my work and my sole motivation.

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howling wolf oil painting artist eric sweet

Oil Animal Paintings

My approach with oils continues to be spiritual in nature. While this is true, I hope to highlight the beauty of the animal as it is, without the possibility of becoming overwhelmed or distracted by intense color or abstraction. With this in mind, I generally paint using a dry brush technique or traditional painting methods to capture a more realistic portrayal of each spirit.

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All of my prints are open edition giclees.

They are printed on premium fine art cold press paper

that is specifically picked to match both color and texture

of the paper used to paint my originals. In addition, they are printed with archival

Epson UltraChrome HD ink, known for its vibrancy and

longevity, I know you won’t be disappointed.

“Eric was so fast and the artwork was just amazing!!! We are so excited to get it on the wall. Thank up so so much.”
Review from David
“Beautiful painting just as depicted online. Goes wonderfully with my nautical theme and adds some elegance!”
Review from Janie
“These are so lovely, that I almost cried when I received them! They’re the perfect addition to my nursery! Thank you so much!”
Review from Ashley
“Wow is all I can say. I have admired this artwork for quite a while now and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. Lightning fast shipping. Thank you!!”
Review from Heather
“Outstanding piece of art! Thank you so much. My wife cried when she saw it. It was a good thing!”
Review from Josh
“Received in excellent condition. Beautiful print of the original painting. Having it custom matted and framed, yes, it’s that special!! Thank you for making the prints available.”
Review from Sabrina


All of my original wildlife paintings are painted

in hopes of sharing my spiritual connection to the

natural world with you.  My hope is that through

my work, you too will feel the love that radiates

from deep within each of these special souls.

I truly hope you enjoy my work.


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