Fieldwork: Tundra Swan in Mattamuskeet Wildlife Refuge

Posted on Jan 20, 2018 in Blog, Fieldwork

December through February is an awesome time to be in the Mattamuskeet Wildlife Refuge in Hyde County, North Carolina where more than 200,000 Tundra swan, Snow geese, Canada geese and 22 species of duck winter on the refuge every year. The refuge borders the Pamlico Sound on our coast and just west of the Outer […]

Fieldwork: Black Bear in Minnesota

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 in Blog, Fieldwork

This August I also made an unforgettable and mega-incredible research trip to photograph black bear in Minnesota with my long-time and great artist friend Jeff Hoff – check out Jeff’s art at In addition to exploring Minnesota’s Superior National Forest, we spent 3 days at the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary in Orr, MN. This […]

Fieldwork: Black Bear in North Carolina

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 in Blog, Fieldwork

It was a black bear summer for me this year! One of my early paintings selected for the North Carolina Wildlife Calendar was of a Black Bear on a mountain stream. I chose the Davidson River in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC as my scene, and I have always had hope for a […]