"Roseate spoonbills are among my favorite birds to watch and paint. They are a strange combination of beautiful colors and unusual looks. They have a face that only a mother could love, but the rest of their appearance makes up for it. In a trip to Florida, the spoonbills' gregarious nature provided many different group situations and behavior to paint from. This painting sums up one of the rare quiet moments when the birds took a break from morning feeding to hang out on some driftwood."
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 horizontal format. The actual image size is 14" x 10", the matted size is 18" x 14", and the framed sized is approximately 20" x 16". Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. The full-color reproduction is printed on a neutral pH, acid-free paper.