2021 Waterfowl Stamp
"Water's Edge - Cinnamon Teal"
by Dan Andrews
About the Artist
Award-winning Colorado artist, Dan Andrews, has been painting wildlife professionally for many years and strives to make each painting an emotional statement about a particular animal's nature. This commitment requires not only a detailed understanding of each bird or animal's physical characteristics, but their habits and habitats as well. As a native Coloradan, Dan has learned about Rocky Mountain wildlife by spending many hours in the field, and this time spent observing wildlife in its natural habitat has inspired many of Dan's paintings.
Dan graduated from Colorado Institute of Art and has attended workshops conducted by Robert Bateman, Carl Brenders and other prominent wildlife artists. His work has been exhibited at many national and local art shows and his awards are numerous, including: first place awards in oil and acrylic categories in the 2019 Wind River Artist Guild National Art Show, Best of Show and People's Choice awards at the 2017 and 2018 Saratoga Fine Arts Festival, chosen artist for the 2018 Colorado Waterfowl Stamp, first place in the 2015 Wyoming Conservation Stamp contest, second place in the 2014 Wyoming Conservation Stamp contest and many more.
Dan is a member of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society (RMBS). His painting, Bighorn Sheep on Whiskey Mountain, was published by RMBS as a limited edition print and was sold through the National Bighorn Sheep Center in Dubois, Wyo. to raise funds for sheep preservation. He is also a member of the Foundation of North American Wild Sheep, the National Wildlife Federation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Dan hopes that his paintings encourage others to commit to wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation for future generations.
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