"Rufous hummingbirds are numerous in the spring and summer where I live. Sometimes my hummingbird feeder buzzes with three or four at a time. Since the feeder is right outside a window next to my drawing table, I have constant entertainment while I paint. I also frequently see these hummers visiting several rhododendrons around my cabin, and this gave me the idea for this painting."
Bart Rulon has been a full-time artist since graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1990 with a degree in scientific illustration. He spends his time exploring the area surrounding his Whidbey Island studio, which overlooks Puget Sound, and taking researching trips throughout the world. From wading through tall marsh grass to paddling his sea kayak through shoreline waters, Bart's painting ideas stem from what he sees on his outdoor adventures. Rulon's work has been included in many exhibitions with the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. His work has been chosen many times for the Society of Animal Artists annual exhibition, and has been included in many publications.
A limited edition of 300 prints has been created in a vertical format. The actual image size is 16" x 12", the matted size is 20" x 16", and the framed sized is approximately 22" x 18". Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. The full-color reproduction is printed on a neutral pH, acid-free paper.