Second of Artist Series -
The 2008 South Carolina
Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Print
Teal at Santee Coastal Reserve"
by Jim Killen
Annual S.C. Duck Stamp
Second of Artist Series Featuring Jim Killen
acclaimed wildlife artist Jim Killen's print, "Blue-winged
Teal at Santee Coastal Reserve," chosen by the South Carolina
Department of Natural Resources as the 2008 South Carolina Duck
Stamp print, goes on sale July 1st, 2008. The S.C. Migratory Waterfowl
Committee and DNR commissioned Killen to do a series of four originals
print features a blue-winged teal and black labrador retriever imposed
over a view of the Santee Coastal Reserve in McClellanville, SC.
The 24,000-acre reserve is a Wildlife Management Area which includes
two barrier islands accessible only by boat.
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.
Killen's three-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 Killen is perpetuating
the forest. Over the years, he has planted more than 30,000 trees
on his property.
2008 Arcadia Publications of Columbia, Inc