" MOUNTAIN MOMMA - Des McCaffrey Wildlife Art


Every spring I get the urge to paint bears and 2022 was no exception.  This painting I’ve titled “Mountain Momma” is how I decided to express that compulsion this year.  Set to a Rocky Mountain backdrop with her head just above the skyline I wanted to express a powerful and protective presence to this mother grizzly standing over her new cubs.  Inspiration for this piece flowed through me as I can still recall as a child that same sense of security from my own mom so many years ago.

~Des McCaffrey  




🍂 Paper Giclee Print

This option is a signed and numbered print which like all of Des’s prints are produced in his studio under his strict supervision on a wide format Epson SureColor Printer.  Using only the finest Italian made 100% cotton rag paper with a smooth finish, this option is hand signed and numbered by Des and limited to an edition size of only 95 prints.  This print is shipped rolled with a certificate of authenticity and is guaranteed to arrive in mint condition.  Custom framing is required on this print which allows you to pick exactly the frame and matt combination of your choice to match your own specific decor. 

🍂 Canvas Giclee Print

The canvas version of this painting is our top of the line option and is printed with the same exacting standards as its paper counterparts but on an American made artists canvas.  This version also requires custom framing of your choosing but doesn’t require the use of glass and matts usually resulting in an overall lower framing cost.  The canvas is also shipped rolled and arrives to you signed and numbered with two coats of an archival varnish and a certificate of authenticity.  Your canvas once stretched and framed will have the closest resemblance to the original painting.  Des’s canvas editions are limited to only 50 copies for an even higher collectable value.