2017 Waterfowl Stamp
"Sunlit Marsh Redheads"
by Richard Clifton
About the Artist
Richard Clifton was born in Delaware in 1961. He lives on a historic family farm adjoining the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, where he is surrounded by inspiration for his art. He is a self-taught wildlife artist who has chosen acrylics as his medium. Waterfowl is one of his favorite subjects, leading him to paint 50 duck stamps from various states.
Richard's work has been displayed in many of the top wildlife art shows throughout the country and has appeared on magazine covers, T-shirts, a beer stein for Coors Brewing Company and several times for the Ducks Unlimited National Art Package. He was named the 2015 Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year and he recently appeared on "D.U. TV" in an episode about his wildlife art, conservation efforts and waterfowl hunting on his farm.
A casual birder and avid hunter of waterfowl, deer and upland game, Richard uses his experiences in the field as inspiration for his work.
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