Red Fox at Talkeetna, Alaska

During our two day stay at Talkeetna with our son, photographer Ron Niebrugge, and his wife Janine, we encountered this friendly red fox.  Ron stopped the car, hopped out and squatted down in the roadway,  the fox approached carefully, paused for a second, then turned and trotted away.  A magical brief encounter.  Later we saw […]

Alaska Weather Knows Not Moderation

Ten inches of fresh powder cover the little mosaic bench that resides along the lake shore of Alaska artist Gail Niebrugges studio.  Most of this accumulated in 24 hours.  As an artist Gail loves new snowfall, the interesting shapes and designs created make beautiful subjects to paint.  Gail especially loves to see the spruce trees […]

Alaska Artist Explores Thin Ice

Photo for Reference File by Alaska Artist Gail Niebrugge Gail said, “this section along a slough of a small tributary of the Susitina River gives a whole new meaning to thin ice.  It was so fragile that when broken it shattered into tiny pieces with the tinkling sound of breaking glass.”  On a lovely day […]

Brilliant Sunset at Niebrugge Studio

Sunset Photo Reference for Artist Gail Niebrugge As a child I became the official family photographer and carried the big 6″ square black box camera with me whenever I could, documenting events and vacations on black and white film.  I kept albums where the deckled edged photos were mounted with black triangle corners on heavy […]

Sandhill Cranes in Kenai, Alaska

We made a whirlwind trip to Kenai to deliver artwork for the upcoming Celebration of Wildlife 2012 Exhibition that opens June 1 at the Kenai Convention and Visitor Center.  While we were there we managed to watch birds until the sun set, then sat up until 1:30AM visiting with our wonderful hosts Kathy and David […]

Buy Original Painting “Copper Center’s Past”

  Original Painting by Artist Gail Niebrugge Original Painting “Copper Center’s Past” 15″x30″ acrylic on canvas ©1976 Call Niebrugge Studio for availability and price. This is one of Alaska artist Gail Niebrugge’s very early works (1976), painted during her palette knife plein aire period when she lived in Copper Center, Alaska.  The McCrary homestead located […]

Route 66 Oatman

The motley crew of old-time Glennallen, Alaska friends enjoyed the atmosphere, beer, and hospitality of the locals in Oatman, Arizona. Bob and Dave Bruno spoiled the wild Burros in Oatman with carrots and barley.  I love the burros and the historic town of Oatman.  Great painting subject matter. Gail Niebrugge, Alaska artist

Artist-in-Residence at Denali National Park

The summer of 2009 I was chosen to serve as Artist-in-Residence at Denali National Park, Alaska. The residency includes use of the historic John Murie cabin outfitted for wilderness comfort with a propane refrigerator and stove, but has no electricity or running water. My activity included lots of photography, miles of hiking and biking, sketching, […]

Original Painting “Sweet Repast” SOLD

Original Painting by Artist Gail Niebrugge Original Painting “Sweet Repast” acrylic on rag paper 19″ x 30″, matted and framed under glass Original SOLD,  “Sweet Repast” is available as a small print, the large limited edition print is SOLD OUT. Here is an example where staying flexible and making lemon aid out of lemons paid […]

Trumpeter Swans Original Painting SOLD

Original Painting by Artist Gail Niebrugge Original Painting “Trumpeters with Young” acrylic on rag board 10″ x 12″, matted and framed under glass Original painting SOLD, available as a mini print After hours of hiding in the brush watching Trumpeter Swan on Chitina Town Lake, and crawling on her belly with tripod and camera, Alaska artist […]

Aerial View of a Colorful Glacier Original Painting SOLD

Original painting by artist Gail Niebrugge “Ornamental Ice” original painting Acrylic on rag paper 18″ x 24″ matted and framed under glass SOLD Time to continue to the series about Alaska artist Gail Niebrugge’s living and painting in the wilderness of Wrangell-St. Elias, Alaska. Above is an original painting of the lower section of the […]

“Ultima Thule Experience” Original Painting SOLD

Original painting by artist Gail Niebrugge “Ultima Thule Experience” original painting Acrylic on rag board 13″ x 31.5″ matted and framed under glass SOLD. Many years ago Alaska artist Gail Niebrugge became friends with a young couple, Paul & Donna Claus, who operate an adventure guide service and lodge, Ultima Thule Outfitters, in a very […]

Copper River in the Fall Original Painting SOLD

Original painting by artist Gail Niebrugge “River Gold” original painting acrylic/watercolor on rag paper 22″ x 30″ matted and framed under glass 32″ 40″ SOLD Limited edition prints SOLD OUT As fall approaches in Alaska the temperatures drop and slow down the melting of glaciers. Glacier fed rivers no longer rage with muddy water bank […]

The Copper River Fish Wheel Original Painting SOLD

Original painting by artist Gail Niebrugge “Fishwheel” original painting acrylic on canvas 16″ x 20″ SOLD After a year of renting strange and poorly insulated mobile homes the Niebrugge family built a solid frame home of their own on an acre near the Copper River. During summer Alaska artist Gail Niebrugge walks the trail through […]

Springtime; Cubs and Mating Bears

What a joy and a privilege it is to watch the brown bears feed and cavort in the salt marshes during the spring in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.  Our time there was too short, I’m planning to return when my schedule allows.  One of our best experiences was watching a sow and her two […]

Black Bears Surprise Us

During our brown bear/seabird research trip along the coastline of Cook Inlet, Alaska, in Lake Clark National Park, we hiked to an alpine lake to explore in canoes.  Pictured is Bob and our expert guide, Jen, negotiating away from an unexpected view of a black bear cub.  We could not locate the mother, so thought […]

Brown Bears Everywhere!

We spent two days viewing brown bears along the Cook Inlet, Alaska, shoreline in Lake Clark National Park.  It was a new experience to observe these massive animals digging for clams at low tide, foraging for food in the tall grasses and interact with each other as the mating season began.  Our first day we […]

Murre/Puffin Rookery

We had a fabulous trip to view brown bears and watch the early nest building of seabirds, Murres and Puffins, at an island rookery in Cook Inlet, Alaska.  The photo above shows me climbing over rocks to gain a closer view of the birds.  This area was an incredible natural rock garden with early blooming […]

Common Green Aurora Borealis Original Painting SOLD

Original Painting by Artist Gail Niebrugge Original Painting “Green Aurora” acrylic on rag board 7″ x 15″ Original SOLD, limited edition prints sold out On a clear night during winter the green aurora borealis can be found dancing in the sky somewhere. One has only to watch and wait and this beautiful phenomena will appear. […]

Rising Water too Dangerous to Cross

Continued…. The final day of our stay at Nugget Creek in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska, in 1994, we packed up our gear and loaded the ATV’s for the 20 mile drive back to our trailer and van at Strelna Creek.  Nugget Creek was flowing high and fast, we watched and waited but saw […]

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