Rich Pelletreau Art Gallery - About Us


Rich Pelletreau

    Having spent several years illustrating wildlife for various organizations, shows and galleries, Rich Pelletreau decided the time had come for a change in 2001. The intent was to cut back on the over 35 art shows a year he was participating in and move to another outlet for the selling of his art. Having attained two art degrees in portraying various forms of art from two art colleges, experience in selling those forms of art in shows and galleries, and seeing a need in the Kern Valley, Rich decided that the opening of a gallery would be the logical direction to pursue. Because the portrayal of wildlife had been his forte for over thirty years and having attained signature membership status and the presidency of the Wildlife Artist Association, a national organization of professional wildlife artists, he decided that his gallery would specialize in wildlife art, a subject with which he had extensive knowledge and many friends with a mutual love for wildlife art.

Rich Pelletreau Art Gallery & Studio

    As luck would have it, a 900 square foot log cabin with the perfect ambiance for a wildlife gallery, was for sale at an affordable price, so Rich made the purchase; and his dream was starting to come to fruition.     After four months of preparation and gathering the works of over 50 well-established professional wildlife artists from all over Western United States, the Rich Pelletreau Wildlife Gallery and Studio opened on December 29, 2001. (The name was a logical choice due to his recognition in the area and his association with wildlife art.)

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    Since then, the gallery has acquired the works of 28 more fine artists and has been deemed one of the finest singularly owned wildlife art galleries in California, if not throughout western United States. Its perpetually changing inventory contains original works of over 12 two dimensional mediums and 8 three dimensional mediums as well as a plethora of open and limited edition lithographs, giclée, laser and photo prints and various forms of sculpture. Take a Virtual Tour of our Gallery here.

    The Rich Pelletreau Gallery and Studio, located in one of the richest wildlife areas in Western United States, is found in the Sierra foothills northeast of Bakersfield, California on the north shore of Lake Isabella in the Kern River Valley. Because of the quality of the gallery’s artwork, the beauty of the area and it unique ecological situation and association with the renown Audubon California Nature Preserve, the gallery draws both wildlife and art enthusiasts alike.

Outdoor Art ShowsAlso for the appreciating public and the aspiring artist, the Rich Pelletreau Wildlife Gallery and Studio hosts a number of out-door art shows, workshops, critiques and demonstrations featuring not only professional wildlife artists but other fine artisans and their works, as well. The Gallery represents over 100 professional artists and stocks high quality art materials and supplies, of all types, at discount prices. Services include mat cutting, custom framing, and shrink wrapping as well as free delivery to lake communities. Whatever your needs, give us a call or stop by.

    To sum up, nature has a lot to offer mankind. Those who visit the Rich Pelletreau Wildlife Gallery and Studio and/or this website won't have to look far to discover much of the unending beauty of nature through the discerning eyes of dedicated artists.

    The Rich Pelletreau Wildlife Gallery and Studio represents originals and prints of over 100 professional artists. Quality art supplies are always available at discount prices. Services include mat cutting, custom framing, and shrink wrapping. Free delivery to lake communities


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