In Roxanne, the 1987 film adaptation of the Cyrano de Bergerac story, Steve Martin – in the leading male role of the a small mountain resort town’s erudite fire chief somewhat obviously named C.D. Bales – chastises his lovable but incompetent band of volunteer fire fighters upon finding a trash can ablaze inside the fire […]
The first time I heard of John Muir Laws was when a publicist from Heyday Books contacted me about his book The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds. As both an amateur sketch artist as well as an old silverback who very much likes to see such field craft skills as drawing perpetuated among its existing practitioners and propagated among younger naturalists, I was very keen to learn what the author had to teach about this art. After a thorough reading, I found myself to have been very impressed indeed with what he had created.
Long before John James Audubon began to chronicle the wildlife of North America in his paintings, Mark Catesby had already undertaken such a project and as a result produced The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands.
27 July 2014 marked the first day of sale for the 2014 Federal and Junior Duck Stamps. This year’s Federal Stamp features an image of Adam Grimm’s painting of a male and female Canvasback, while the Junior Stamp features one of a King Eider by Si Youn Kim.