Cougar Town

I like naive art, but I always feel slightly guilty about it. I bought a few examples of this unknown artist’s attempts at Robert Batemen-esque wildlife painting. I don’t really dig the hyper realist school of animal art. For me the charm of the painting pictured above is how tries and fails to make a painting that looks like a photo. Is my appreciation of Mr. Cougar ironic? Am I laughing at the artist for his/her naiveté? This is why I feel guilty. And that’s why it took me five years to hang this picture on my wall.