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September Audubon Afternoon

  • National Wildlife Federation 11100 Wildlife Center Drive Reston, VA, 20190 United States (map)

The Challenges of Bird Illustration with Artist John Anderton

New Guinea Red Lorries

New Guinea Red Lorries

Local artist John Anderton shares original artwork and discusses the diverse challenges of bird illustration, both within a historical perspective and with reference to his current project with the Smithsonian Institution’s Migratory Bird Center. Anderton has depicted birds since childhood and studied evolutionary biology in addition to studio arts. He is chief illustrator of Birds of South Asia (2005) and Birds of New Guinea (2014) among many other smaller publications, has extensive field and museum experience, and has also taught both introductory ornithology and foundation drawing and painting at various institutions.

Bobolink

Bobolink

Spectacled Owl

Spectacled Owl