First of Artist Series -
The 2007 South Carolina
Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Print
at Winyah Bay"
by Jim Killen
Annual S.C. Duck Stamp
First of an Artist Series to Feature Jim Killen
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has unveiled the
2007 South Carolina Duck Stamp print. “Redheads at Winyah Bay” is
the first of four in a series from nationally acclaimed wildlife
artist Jim Killen, a three-time winner of the S.C. Migratory Waterfowl
Duck Stamp and Print Program competition. The S.C. Migratory Waterfowl
Committee recently chose Killen to commission prints for the program
for the next four years, 2007 to 2010.
Killen, who has reaped national and international awards, was also
honored three times as the "International Artist of the Year”
for Ducks Unlimited. The quality and distinctive style of his art
has generated millions of dollars for numerous conservation groups
such as Ducks Unlimited International, Pheasants Forever, Quail
Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was also named
Southeastern Wildlife Expo “Artist of the Year” in 1987. Born and
raised in Minnesota, the pheasant fields and prairie potholes inspired
him to strive to preserve these gifts of nature for future generations.
Jim's third story studio overlooks the 160 acres he has developed
into a wildlife management area...focusing on waterfowl, pheasant,
wild turkey and deer. A favorite project for Jim is perpetuating
the forest. Over the years, he has planted more than 30,000 trees
on his property.
2007 Arcadia Publications of Columbia, Inc