Barry Van Dusen
This is the first of a series of posts I want to make here in BOTB showcasing the artwork of the folks who were part of last weekend's Artists' Gathering at our farm. I'll share a few pieces of their work and point you to their individual websites for additional information.
One of the nature artists who came to our farm last weekend was Barry Van Dusen. Barry is well known in New England for his many projects for Massachusetts Audubon, including paintings used to illustrate a number of field guides, booklets, and books. He's also done a number of beautiful cover paintings for Bird Watcher's Digest, including species as varied as vermilion flycatcher, American robin, pileated woodpecker, and white-crowned sparrow.
Barry is an enthusiastic field sketcher (and enthusiastic about most everything). Most of my favorite pieces of his are the field paintings he's done--field sketches that he's painted, sometimes in the field, sometimes afterwards in his studio.
Finally, Barry is a natty dresser in the field, his drawing style is aligned with many of the great European bird artists, and his work is very popular in the United Kingdom. For this reason, and because he's such a regal guy, we call him Sir Barry Van Dusen.
For more about Barry, visit his website.