"I have always had an adoration for waterbirds. I can remember hearing the call of the killdeer when I went on long fishing trips with my dad and brother, so I guess there is a certain sentimental connection between this bird and myself. The most enjoyable aspect of being a wildlife artist is getting to spend so much time outdoors observing nature. It is very fulfilling to share those special natural moments with other people through my artwork."
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.