Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
Printed on recycled paper
Tom Palmore (American, b. 1945) showed his aptitude for drawing as a young boy. He pursued an education in art at various institutions, eventually studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He has long painted animals in lifelike detail, positioning them as if they had commissioned their portraits themselves. A final painting may present a story with a twist—surprise rubber ducks, a stuffed bunny as a hawk’s prey, a teddy bear inexplicably in a rainforest—but that is precisely their charm. Palmore’s sly sense of humor surfaces in these juxtapositions of animals with unexpected settings or objects, but he always shows respect and tenderness for his subjects.
Palmore’s works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, New Mexico Museum of Art, Smithsonian, and others. He has painted many pet portraits that are held in private collections.
Contains 5 each of the following notecards:
Harris Hawk with Rabbit
Sea Otter with Ducks