Shooting Eagles

  It’s National Wildlife Week, a celebration of the wildlife that surrounds us. While wildlife enthusiasts find this a happy time, reports of another bald eagle shooting appears in newsfeeds.  This time it’s in Forks, Washington – 2 Bald Eagles, an adult male and male juvenile, are found dead.  The bald […] Read more »

American Kestrel – Fly By Artists for Conservation Vancouver

The American Kestrel has to be one of my favorite raptors.  Dressed in beautiful rusts, blue, cream and gold, it is always fun to paint.  This painting places a male American Kestrel perched on the side of a large old growth tree.  His eye is caught by the passing Emperor […] Read more »

Seney National Wildlife Refuge Tour Location

Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan will be hosting the Federal Duck Stamp tour Jul 1-31 where my Canada Goose painting will be on display.  Though I have never visited the refuge, it is described as an excellent birding spot.  ….I hope you can drop in if you are in […] Read more »

Canada Geese Painting on the USFWS National Tour

My painting of a pair of Canada Geese on calm water tied for 5th place in the USFWS 2011 Federal Duck Stamp competition held at the David Brower Center in Berkley, California last week. The painting will be a part of the National tour around the country in 2010-2011 with stops […] Read more »

Exhibition News – “Buyer’s Choice” & “Best of Fauna”

I am honored that my painting, “The Meadow”, has been awarded the “Best of Fauna” Purchase Award by the Alabama Wildlife Federation for their ‘Alabama Flora and Fauna Art Show’ to be held April 10-16,2010 Only 54 art entries were juried into the exhibition that will be on exhibit at […] Read more »

Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp

On Saturday, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources made selections for their conservation stamp programs.  This painting was selected as the Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp 2010-2011.  The judging for the contest was held at the National Wildlife Visitors Center in Laurel, Maryland during the Patuxent Wildlife Art Show.  I […] Read more »

Completed Painting – Red Fox, Prairie Vole, & Junco

This is a new painting that was recently completed as a commission for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.  The painting will be reproduced as lithographic prints and conservation stamps through DNR’s habitat conservation program.  :) Read more »

Snow Leopard – Small Miniature

  This is a small snow leopard painting that I recently finished – watercolor on ivorine.  The head of the cat is just about 2 inches height/width.  Being one of the smaller miniatures, it didn’t spend a lot of extra time on my easel, just a few days – one […] Read more »

Federal Duck Stamp – Home State Celebration

My family and I were invited to Joe Hautman’s home state celebration recently in Owatonna, MN for the 2008 Federal Duck Stamp – working with some of the organization committee with the art events and children’s area.  Joe is working on a project with the University of Saint Thomas to […] Read more »