"Nothing Like It"
Our world's wetlands are one of the most fragile and precious ecosystems to exist. Wetlands are the backbone of our wildlife, and the loss of this critical habitat often slips under the radar. In the United States alone, about 85% of wetland habitat has been drained and destroyed for agriculture or development. When I first experienced the true magnificence of what a healthy wetland ecosystem is, I gained an appreciation for these places that I didn't know was possible.
When I moved further West to the Rockies, I knew I'd miss not being able to experience the abundance of wetlands that the upper Midwest harbors. To my surprise however, I discovered just how rich the Western landscape was of these marshlands. In fact through all the exploring I did in the years to follow, I found these Western wetlands to be even more inspiring. I found that many of these places were sometimes even less disturbed than some of the premier places back East, examples of true hidden gems.
I'll never forget stumbling across what I now consider my favorite place to experience the marsh and observe the wildlife that inhabits it. With miles and miles of potholes, creeks, marshes, lakes and stunning backdrops, this area captures everything I love about the wild. During the spring the sounds of amphibians, insects and birds are so abundant that it creates a constant hum in the air which seems almost deafening. Add to all of that the sounds of wing beats in the air, the subtle sounds of the water, the surrounding views of the mountains and this place truly becomes a model of perfection in the eyes of Mother Nature.
These places of sheer beauty exist throughout all waterfowl migratory paths. To witness these birds in such abundance while in such a beautiful place is an extraordinary sight to behold and there really is nothing else like it.
30x40" oil painting - canvas panel w/wood frame backing (Approx 2" thick)
I paint the sides to match the painting (the painting is extended to the sides) and it is ready to hang as is or can be custom framed.
This painting comes with a certificate of authenticity which is also documented in a hard copy catalog of original paintings. This catalog is in the possession of myself, the artist.
I personally guarantee that this painting will last for many years to come. I use nothing but the highest grade archival materials in creating and framing this artwork to ensure that this painting is ready to withstand the ages. If you have any questions about this painting or any concerns please feel free to contact me.
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I strive to take the highest quality photos of my artwork to display on the product pages. Most images of the art itself are professional imaged and color corrected to the original artwork by professionals. I photograph my framed art and wall photos with a DSLR camera and professional quality lighting. If for some reason you are unhappy with the painting once you receive it then you may return it to the address provided and I will refund your money granted the art is returned in good condition. Insurance is the responsibility of the customer for return postage.
Can I return my purchase if I'm not happy?
Yes, you may return your purchase if you are unhappy with it. If the item is returned in good condition you will receive a refund of the purchase price. Shipping costs are not refunded and insurance on return postage is your responsibility. Please contact me before returning your item, thank you!
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My original art is produced with nothing by the highest quality artist grade and archival grade materials. From the paints, to the additives, to the canvas, to the boards, to the frames, to the matting and to any other aspect of the process, I use the best possible products and materials available. I personally guarantee that your original painting will last many many many years to come. If you have specific questions then ask away! I'll be happy to answer.
My limited edition prints are personally printed and proofed for quality by myself, Chuck Black.
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