Welcome to Wild Images In Motion. While the name is new, Robert Utne brings over 30 years of experience in the areas of art, graphic design, and taxidermy. Whether in taxidermy, trophy room design and consulting, or wildlife art, these collective skills, along with a passion and understanding for hunting and the outdoors, helps me bring your memories and ideas to reality.
Taxidermy - My goal is to bring an innovative approach to taxidermy. With so many resources available to the modern taxidermist, including great suppliers, photographic references, and most importantly, client input makes achieving a realistic life-like mount the norm, not the exception. Spending the last 3 years at one of Minnesota's largest taxidermy studios has given me great insight in African big game and most North American big game species. Specializing in life-size big game, from elephants to crocodiles, no job is too big or too small: I simply love a tough challenge!
Elephant Ear Painting - Painting elephant ears has been a very interesting and unique side note to taxidermy. I have developed a system for mounting your ear skin to a light-weight backing. The backing allows me to sculpt in some of the natural folds and wrinkles, making each ear an original sculpture. When displayed, the elephant ear has a beautiful 3 dimensional look, creating natural shadows to enhance each piece of art. Truly an original!
Wildlife Art - I, Robert Utne, started painting and drawing wildlife in 1st grade, and kept working in different mediums through high school. I spent many years painting motorsport images and custom painting helmets. I am currently working on developing my own style in the ever-crowded wildlife art market. Look for new and exciting images as my portfolio grows in the next few years!