I am currently offering commissioned paintings of the bird of your choice. Click for examples and more info.
A selection of my older work is also available for sale and can be seen at this link. The pieces offered include gouache portraits of birds, many of which were printed in a weekly New York Times syndicated newspaper column from 2002 to 2005. Some were also printed in the book Bright Wings in 2009, as well as in magazine articles, on posters, etc.
Also offered are a number of black-and-white drawings in both pen-and-ink and scratchboard, completed between 1985 and 2001. These were published in a variety of books and magazines.
Please contact me with any questions about commissions or older work.
Prints of several of my paintings are available. See Prints for sale for more info about these.
How to Draw Birds: In fall 2009 I stopped in at the offices of Amazon.com in Seattle, Washington, where I met a couple of young birder/artists and talked about drawing birds. Several short videos from that afternoon are now posted here.
How I paint: Most of my bird paintings are done in gouache (opaque watercolor) on Strathmore Bristol Board, and over the years I’ve developed a style involving transparent/translucent layers of paint to represent the colors and textures of birds. A slideshow showing one painting from start to finish can be found at this post.