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All Things Nature by David W. Conklin

January 27 @ 8:30 am - May 29 @ 4:30 pm

David began drawing birds and animals as a boy in Michigan. He sold his first painting when he was 16 and has been a full time working professional artist ever since. While David studied art at the Center for Creative Studies, his primary teachers were the works of great western artists, and nature itself. Throughout his career, David has had extraordinary opportunities to paint a variety of subjects ranging from wildlife, marine, portraits and historical landscapes.

His series of paintings, “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” commissioned by the Great Lakes Shipwreck and Historical Museum, brought him international attention when National Geographic magazine published the series to illustrate a feature story. With a lifelong love of painting animals, David has received many top honors including being named a four-time winner of the Michigan Wildlife Artist of the Year competition and the Michigan Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year. He has been invited to exhibit his works throughout the United States and Canada including, most recently, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the Coeur d’Alene Galleries in Coeur de ’Alene, Idaho. This exhibition explores all things nature: from Sonoran desert landscapes, to the intricate world of moths, to big cats and birds.


January 27 @ 8:30 am
May 29 @ 4:30 pm