If you found us from cyberspace, Welcome! I am a wildlife artist who has been in business since 1983, I work in gouache, and have hundreds of prints, posters and notecards available here.
Our shipping rates are reasonable and we try to turn orders around in a day or so and then ship Priority Mail which arrives in two days. We’ve tried to make ordering easy– please feel free to email us with questions or suggestions.
Lots of artists will show you the painting once it’s finished, but at What’s on the easel, I show you the painting from start to finish and everywhere in between, as it progresses. The creation process isn’t always pretty, sometimes I debate myself, and anyone is welcome to chip in with advice or solutions that might solve a problem!.
As a wildlife artist, I try to get out in the field as much as I can and when I do I like to take pictures, some of which end up planting painting ideas. (I also use as reference many other (better) photographers and would like to put in a plug right now for all the wildlife photographers of the world. Without their work, we would be even less aware of how beautiful nature and the critters are.
At Ed’s Sightings you can see recent shots I’ve taken in the field and here and there. Sometimes this page ends up being a running account of what’s going on in our backyard, which we’ve tried to make natural with no lawn, and on the trips Delia & I have taken.
Go to Viewpoints if you are interested in thoughts and opinions on various subjects. Many of the viewpoints are about conservation. One discusses ways of helping swallows survive in urban areas, another is a tribute to the work of the late Kevin Li in helping re-establish Seattle’s Purple Martins, and others focus on shade coffee and eco-touring. This is also the home of the YardBirdRace, a Western Washington birding competition in which the excitement builds all year long! I’d like to thank Cartwheel Creative of Seattle, WA for designing this site. Thanks so much for visiting us, we certainly hope you enjoy your visit!