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Elson Greeting Card featuring the digital art In Memory Of Elson by Ernie Echols

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In Memory Of Elson Greeting Card




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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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Thanks for the Fav Angel :)

Thank you First Star Art :)

CONGRATULATIONS!! This gorgeous artwork is a TOP VOTE-GETTER THIRD PLACE for the Contest "Beautiful & Deadly" August 2012!! :^D jrr (contest admin)

Beautiful work. Voted here and in "Beautiful but deadly contest"

Ernie Echols replied:

Thank you Donna :)

Thank you Angel :)

I really enjoy the majestic feeling and atmosphere. He is king and he knows it.

Thank you Nancy and Gary :)

So very nice Ernie!! f/v

Ernie, he is so beautiful! Great piece of art here! Elson's story is wonderful! Thank you for sharing!!

Now honored on our FEATURED page of Wisconsin Flowers and Scenery. In his honor and yours! Thanks for sharing, Ernie!

Ernie Echols replied:

Thanks Randy Much appreciated:)

You have truly captured Elson's spirit in this marvelous piece, Ernie. Well Done!

Ernie Echols replied:

Thank you Larry :)

Thanks Randy :) He was an amazing friend.

Beautiful memorial to a grand animal, Ernie! I love the big cats, and this one had quite a history. I enjoyed reading your wonderful and heartwarming description too, and thanks much for sharing!

Thanks much Carol :)

This is awesome, Ernie!

Thanks Bill:)

Love this one Ernie!!

Thank you Marilyn :)

He is beautiful You have captured him well. Thanks for sharing his story. :)

Thanks Much Zeana :)

I just love this beautifully emotive work of a magnificent animal. Bravo, Ernie! F/V

Thank you Pamela and Joseph :)

Really great work.

I like this one Ernie f/v

Thank you Shari :)

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Artist's Description

In Memory of Elson, I was going through some of my older works and came across my pics of Elson and decided to do one more painterly work of him. Here is a little about him, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo experienced an irreplaceable loss Friday, May 27, 2011, when Elson, the zoo's 16-year-old male African lion, passed away. Elson was receiving end of life care, and at the time of his death, was under anesthesia for treatment of a dental infection. It was during the procedure that Elson's heart stopped. Typical life expectancy of African lions in captivity is 14 to 20 years. Elson's legacy is two-fold. He contributed critical founder genetics to the North American Lion Species Survival Plan (SSP) through his 13 cubs and at least seven grandcubs. These descendents live at Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) facilities all across the U.S., including Abilene, Bronx, Pueblo, San Francisco, Minot, Tulsa, Akron, Baltimore, Birmingham, and here in Colorado Springs.

About Ernie Echols

Ernie Echols

ALL IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT OF THE ARTIST Ernie Echols a fine artist who resides in the great state of Colorado. He is drawn in by the inspiration of the beautiful nature and scenery surrounding him. Ernie has found deep and devoted ways to express his talents through his inspirations. His talents are well defined in his wildlife and nature photography. He spends most of his free time searching for that special shot and his ability to get up close to wildlife enables him to capture unique photos. He always manages to capture the expressions and moods in the faces of wildlife. Broadening his horizons he has developed a unique style of digital painting. He renders digital paintings that create strokes of beauty and textures sure to...

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