Third of Artist Series -
The 2009 South Carolina
Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Print
Neck Ducks at Broad River"
by Jim Killen
Annual S.C. Duck Stamp
Third of Artist Series Featuring Jim Killen
acclaimed wildlife artist Jim Killen's print, "Ring Neck Ducks
at Broad River," chosen by the South Carolina Department of
Natural Resources as the 2009 South Carolina Duck Stamp print, goes
on sale July 1st, 2009. The S.C. Migratory Waterfowl
Committee and DNR commissioned Killen to do a series of four
originals through 2010.
print features a pair of ring neck ducks and a yellow labrador retriever
imposed over a view of the Broad River.
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.
2009 Arcadia Publications of Columbia, Inc