Resources for Wildfowl and Wildlife Art Enthusiasts

Redhead Drake Head Study By Laurie J Mcneil

Tutorials and Demonstrations

Laurie J. McNeil – The Artistry Studios – Learn tips and tricks from this award-winning wildlife artist.

In the Workshop with Lynn Branson – In addition to responding to our “5 Questions with…” video request, Lynn Branson was also kind enough to let us peek in on her workshop. Check out the tools and materials this four-time Ward World Champion and 2019 Living Legend uses to make her award-winning sculptures. Thank you, Lynn! Learn more about Lynn Branson’s work.

Redhead Drake Head Study By Laurie J Mcneil

Interviews and Info

Get to know wildfowl art carvers, artists, and collectors.

A Conversation With Larry Barth: World Migratory Bird Day – 17-time Ward World Champion and Living Legend, Larry Barth stopped by the museum over the weekend! Larry came to help us celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on October 10. Watch as Larry explains his history with birds, in life and in art, and his philosophy on the connections between wildlife, art, and conservation. Larry also provides a glimpse into his artistic process as he discusses two of his iconic pieces – “Green Heron” and “Tidal Companions.”

5 Questions with Josh Guge – In this edition of “5 Questions with…” we get to know award-winning wildlife artist and renowned arts instructor, Josh Guge. Get to know more about Josh and his process, check out his studio, and learn a few tips along the way.

5 Questions with Lynn Branson – Get to know this four-time Ward World Champion and 2019 Living Legend.

5 Questions with Tom Christie – Learn more about this Ward World Champion and 2017 Living Legend.

5 Questions with Daniel Montano – Meet the 2016 World Champion in the Interpretive Wood Sculpture division, and learn a few tips and tricks.

Interview with Chincoteague Decoy Makers – This clip of interviews was featured in the Ward Museum’s 2016 exhibit, Chincoteague Decoys: Tides & Time.

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