Purchase a beautiful bronze and help homeless animals!
The sale of “Autumn Brilliance” benefits the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. Created by artist Christopher Smith, this bronze is 44" tall, 20" wide and 16" deep. 
Christopher says he creates art to increase awareness of wildlife and to reveal to them nature’s inherent beauty.
An art collector donated this sculpture to the shelter to raise funds for the shelter’s work with homeless animals. Hether Bearinger, the director-owner of the CANYON Fine Art, is a former shelter adoption counselor who has offered her space to help sell this remarkable piece of original art.


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Approaching his third decade of sculpting, Christopher creates art to increase people’s awareness of wildlife and to reveal to them nature’s inherent beauty. His desire is to express the reverence he feels when he observes animals in their natural habitat. “My favorite part of sculpting is finding an intriguing design for an animal subject, one that reveals a unique and characteristic movement.” Christopher is especially recognized for his bird sculptures. His waterfowl fountains are his signature pieces, and they have earned him a following of collectors worldwide. The newest piece in this collection is a mallard pair, offered on a variety of different cattails.

Christopher Smith began his art career after receiving his degree in biology from Montana State University. He is particularly proud of his bronzes chosen for public placement. The newest “Marsh Monarchs”, one of his mallard fountains, is a peaceful addition to a courtyard in the Sinai Cancer Center in Baltimore. Nearby, his “Wall of Water,” a 12-foot bronze fountain, cascades through the lobby of the Cienna Building.

“Stings”, are 2 life-size stingrays created to grace the entrance of the high school football stadium in Texas City, TX. He was also commissioned to sculpt a life-size golden retriever, specifically for the permanent collection of the Bird Dog Museum in Grand Junction, TN.