Meet a Polar Bear Named Silatuyok
Silatuyok is the Inuit word for cute and intelligent, and so the perfect name for the lovely polar bear in the oil painting below. But as adorable as the big guy in this polar bear painting may seem, I have given a nod to his real nature - an intelligent, playful, but deadly predator - by making sure his giant nonretractable claws are clear. I actually love painting those big paws with the claws almost as much as those thickly insulated ears, and coal-black nose.
Silatuyok is just one of the recently created paintings available in my new A Celebration of Polar Bears Series.