Artist Proofs (AP) are hand enhanced and hand signed by Thomas Arvid. Please call 866-293-1566 for a quote on custom framing. The framed image above is an example of the framing options we have available. With rich tones and deep reflections, "Bear Necessities" evokes a cozy evening spent enjoying the pleasure of good company. Elegant in it's simplicity, Arvid's masterful composition is an essential addition to any fine art collection. Thomas was inspired to paint this work after dinner atop Howell Mountain with his friend Dennis Cakebread at Dancing Bear Ranch. The ranch was named after bears who kept invading the vineyards at night to steal berries. If you look closely at the upper right glass, the cork and pull resemble a bear downhill skiing—purely unintentional on Thomas' part.