Visual Arts

A Treat for the Soul



Stunning Artwork in Charcoal

Taban Peter Pal works magic with charcoal and graphite, creating portraits that emanate with emotion-grief, anguish, anger, frustration, carefree enjoyment, happiness of childhood. 

~Taban Peter Pal

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Oldest & Tallest

The Muir Woods National Monument is a coastal redwood forest located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific Coast in Marin County, California. The Wise Owl Team visits Muir Woods.

~The Wise Owl Team


Interview: Harley Brown

A Canadian artist who excels in portraits of Native Americans in traditional dress

The Wise Owl talks to Harley Brown, a Canadian artist best known for his realistic and beautiful depictions of Native Americans in traditional dress. Harley Brown has been a member of the Prix de West since 1977 and of Cowboy Artists of America. He has received many accolades and awards in a number of national art events. He has authored three books which have become bestsellers, namely ‘Confessions of a Starving Artist’, ‘Harley Brown’s Eternal Truth for Every Artist’ and ‘Harley Brown’s Inspiration for Every Artist.’

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Mike Callahan

The Wise Owl talks to award winning artist Mike Callahan, a fourth generation Nevada native who counts himself privileged to have grown up in one of the most beautiful places on earth, the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains near Reno, Nevada where he still lives today. Mike Callahan is an expert not only in Sierra Nevada landscapes but also enjoys painting Western themes as well as portraits.

Mike’s work has been featured in numerous solo, group, and juried shows including the 54th and 56th Juried Exhibitions at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, California, the Oil Painters of America’s National Juried Show of Traditional Oils 2008, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Best of America Juried Exhibition 2009 and 2010. Mike has won recognition and awards in each of the aforementioned shows.