Mississippi artist extraordinaire, Dr. Jeanne Jones, has created a beautiful black bear masterpiece. Her serene landscape featuring a sow and two cubs is the perfect gift for wildlife supporters everywhere.
Limited to 100 signed prints.
Print $50.00 + $5.00 Shipping and Handling.
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Dr. Jones, associate professor of wildlife and fisheries at Mississippi State University, was inspired to paint this portrait by the news in 2004 of baby bears born in Mississippi – the first documented birth in over 40 years. Jones was careful to capture the realistic look of this elusive, federally protected species in one of its native habitats consisting of beautiful bottomland hardwoods along a river’s edge with indigenous flora including switchcane, pawpaw, cypress trees, palmettos, grapevine, and even the endangered plant pondberry.
One hundred years ago, when President Theodore Roosevelt was on his famous 1902 Mississippi delta bear hunt that resulted in the creation of the Teddy bear, thousands of black bears roamed the state. But, since then, populations declined, mostly because of habitat destruction and overhunting. However today, habitat is being restored, laws are improving, attitudes are changing, and this animal’s adaptable nature are all contributing to a bear comeback.
You can help too – by purchasing a print. You will end up with a prized copy of Dr. Jones’ striking work and, at the same time, financially contribute to bear restoration. As an added bonus, if you are not already a BEaR member, you will receive a free, one-year membership in BEaR Group of Mississippi, with the purchase of a print (so please remember to include your email address on the PayPal webpage).
An unmatted, unframed print costs only $50, plus $5 for shipping and handling. Digital Imaging Group in Flowood, MS, printed these quality, copyrighted reproductions on archival paper, guaranteed to last about 75 years with proper care. The print size is 14 x 23 inches. Framed prints are on display and available for purchase at several locations. Contact us at for more information.