Original Painting by Artist Gail Niebrugge
Original Painting “Mt. Drum; North Face”
acrylic original painting by Gail Niebrugge. Original painting SOLD.
This painting has been part of the private collection of Alaska artist Gail Niebrugge, and was the first painting from Alaska to be accepted in the top 100 Arts for the Parks exhibit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1988. Climbing the tundra ridges above the Niebrugge camp at Chelle Lake in the Wrangell Mountains, the clouds obscured the 12,010 foot peak of Mt. Drum. Each time the artist rested she gorged on fat juicy blueberries. The colorful tundra was loaded with berries, staining the seat of her pants and knees as she crawled around filling sacks with the tender fruit. Picking blueberries is one of the highlights of fall in Alaska. Niebrugge watched caribou from her perch in the blueberry patch, when suddenly the clouds dissolved to reveal the stunning glacier clad peak of Mt. Drum! A day to never forget. The artist has painted many scenes of caribou, but none does she remember as vividly as this one.