Archive for June 2nd, 2009

I have the good fortune to count Kate Davis, founder and director of Raptors of the Rockies, among my friends. Kate is a hoot (literally – she can imitate owls well enough to fool other owls), a fellow artist, and passionate about the raptors in her care. I’ve had the privilege of visiting her “Raptor Ranch” several times and photographing and sketching some of the magnificent birds there. Kate now has a blog going as well. If you enjoy raptors – watching them, painting them – I encourage you to visit Kate’s website and blog. She has photos and bios of all the birds, plus plenty of entertaining tidbits on her blog.

The painting shown here – “Ruffled” – was based on one of Kate’s golden eagles; the piece is now in the collection of the Lookout Mountain Nature Center in Golden, CO.

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