Bird Drawing with Linda Feltner
"BRIGHT EYES AND FANCY FEATHERS"
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute, Tucson AZ
Dazzled with details of feathers, wings and eyes, we’ll concentrate on those that challenge the bird artist. Streamlined feathers overlap and patterns emerge. Precise dimensions will be examined closely. From beak to tail, we will draw and paint significant details. Always intriguing, live birds brought into the classroom will demonstrate those bright eyes.
Linda Feltner is an artist who specializes in both the aesthetics and science of natural history. Not only does her work represent the strict standards of accuracy for natural history but through her fine arts background, she combines the creativity of artistic design with the realism of nature into what has become her trademark style. Her 40+ years of experience has allowed her to produce numerous exhibits for the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and other state, municipal and private agencies, departments, museums and organizations.
Linda is an avid birder, and has been an instructor for the Scientific Illustration Program with the University of Washington (WA), the North Cascade Institute (WA) and the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute (AZ). She is the current president of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and a Signature Member of the Artists For Conservation and the Society of Animal Artists.