Tag Archives: wildlife art

Art of the Hunt – Joshua Spies


I was talking with Ivan Carter the other day, not solely about dangerous animals, but the kind of adrenalin-pumping animal art he enjoys seeing on the wall. That’s when the legendary hunter, guide and anti-poaching activist from southern Africa shared this observation about a painter well-known to readers here.

“If you were to ask me ‘How would I assess the work of Joshua Spies,’ I’d Continue reading Art of the Hunt – Joshua Spies

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Multi-Media Man


“One of us was going to die,” Stephen (Steve) LeBlanc said without emotion between sips of a diet soda. We were seated in his kitchen in his home south of Denver. Through a Continue reading Multi-Media Man

UW-Stevens Point Selected As Location For 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has selected the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point to host the 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition.

This competition, which attracts many of the top wildlife artists from across the country each year, will be held Sept. 15-16, 2017 on the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point campus in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources and other key stakeholders. Continue reading UW-Stevens Point Selected As Location For 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition

The 21st Century Cave Painter


Laurel Barbieri Art
Namibia’s Bounty

At the foot of a cliff face in Namibia, Laurel Barbieri stood with San bushmen, admiring a “canvas” of imagery thousands of years old. Filling the smooth, shadow-dappled surface were ancient pictographs— hand-drawn portrayals of nomadic hunters stalking a range of charismatic megafauna. Some of them were painted with mineralized pigments mixed with eland blood.  Continue reading The 21st Century Cave Painter