Art, Adventure and Conservation                             

Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Vermont 1978

Freelance Commercial Artist; NYC 1978 - 1994

Founder/Executive Director of the Wilderness River Expedition Art Fellowship
              (As of 2013, a program of the Center for Circumpolar Studies)
Wilderness canoeist, sponsored by Mad River Canoe Company 2001 - 2007 and by PakBoats since 2012

Wildlife and Wilderness Artist, since 1995
   National Parks Academy of the Arts,
Arts for the Parks “Top 100” Competition and national tour; 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
“Best Waterfowl Award” 1997 “Cape Hatteras National Seashore Award” 1998)
   2005, 2006  
Arts for the Parks Top 100 Miniature Show
   1999     “Best of Show Miniature”; Pac Rim Wildlife Art Show, Seattle, WA
               “Best of Show”; Northeastern Wildlife Art Show, Stowe, VT
“Best of Show”; California Open Wildlife Art Show, San Diego, CA
Elvis Campbell Memorial Award, Kentucky National Wildlife Art Show, Henderson, Ohio
   2008      Finalist (18th)
Federal Duck Stamp Competition
   1999      Birds in Art Exhibition; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
                Wild in dur Natur; Entebbe Netherlands
   1997-2005, 2009-2015  
Art of the Animal Kingdom; Bennington Center for the Arts
   2002      Art and the Animal; annual exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists
   2006      Featured Artist; California Open Wildlife Art Show
   1995      Winner Vermont State Migratory Bird Stamp Competition (9th in the Federal)
Winner  New York State Migratory Bird Stamp Competition (declined)

   Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington Collective "Master Artist"
   Juried as a Signature Member
of the Society of Animal Artists 2001 (SAA, New York City)
   Invited Signature Member of Artists for Conservation (AFC, Vancouver)

   2002    Canoe & Kayak Canoe Journal, Missinaibi Expedition.
   2010    Canoe & Kayak Magazine, "Attack of the Flying Canoe" Kamestastin Expedition
              Canadian Wildlife Magazine, "Coopers Hawk Down"
              Chemun - The Journal of Canadian Wilderness Canoeing: Trans-Labrador Expedition
   2014    Alaska Magazine: "A Boot a Boat and Bears in the Brooks Range"
   2015    Writing "Boreal Wilderland" Art, Science, and Adventure in the Great North American Wilderness
   2016    Articles for Ontario Tourism on the Missinaibi River

 Curator: Visions of the Boreal Forest; Art, Science and Adventure Deep in the Northern Wilderness”

   Wildling Art Museum; Los Olivos, CA:  June 24 – September 9, 2007
   The Wildlife Experience; Parker, CO: February 23 – May 31, 2008

 Art Expeditions:
   2016      July 29 - August 12: Ending the Beginning: Lower Missinaibi to James Bay
2015      August 12 - September 2 (+/-): Northern Rim of the Boreal Forest Part III
   2014      September 13 - 20: 80 mile section hike on the Long Trail, MA - Wallingford VT
   2013      July 25 - August 25: Northern Rim of the Boreal Part II: Noatak River  to the Kobuk River Alaska
   2012      July 24 - September 2: Northern Rim of the Boreal Part One: Noatak River, Alaska
   2011      Aug 1- Aug 30; "Heart of the Boreal"; Woodland Caribou Provincial Park
   2009      Sept 1 - Oct 3; "Trans-Labrador"; Lake Attikamagen Labrador - Nain, Labrador (300-mile canoe expedition;
                                          third party on second half of route in 100 years)
   2008        Sept 29 - Oct 18; Lake Kamestastin, Labrador (base camp exploration of area)
   2008        Aug 31 - Sept 9; Slate Islands, Lake Superior (canoe expedition)
   2008        Jan 31 - Feb 15; St. Ignace Island/Nipigon Bay, Lake Superior (toboggan trip over the ice)
   2007        July 13 - Aug 4; Sleeping Giant to Rainbow Falls, Lake Superior NMCA promotion (canoe expedition)
   2006/07   Dec 18 - Jan 18; Lajitas, TX - Pecos River, Rio Grande (canoe expedition)
   2006        Aug 31 - Sept 20; Indian House Lake - Helen Falls; George River, Nunavik (canoe expedition)
   2005        Aug 23 - Sept 15; Indian House Lake - Kangiqsualuujuaq Ungava Bay, George River (canoe expedition)
   2004        Aug 30 - Sept 18; Chapleau River, Ontario (canoe expedition)
   2003        Sept 25 - Oct 9; Mattice, Ontario to Moose River Crossing, Missinaibi River and Moose Rivers (canoe expedition)
   2002        Oct 3 - Oct 12; Harricana River, QC (returned to start - dangerously high water and snow) (canoe expedition)
   2001        Aug 23 - Sept 14; Missinaibi Lake to Moose River Crossing, Missinaibi and Moose Rivers (canoe expedition)
With "Nainette" on a freighter homeward bound from the 2009 Trans-Labrador Expedition.
Nainette is a stray puppy rescued (and adopted) at the end of the journey in Nain, Labrador
  • Artist - Expedition Canoeist - Naturalist
  • Wildlife and Wilderness artist since 1994
  • Bennington Collective Master Artist
  • Society of Animal Artist Signature Member
  • Represented by Robert Paul Galleries Stowe, Vermont
  • Founded the Wilderness River Expedition Art Foundation (WREAF: now a program of the
    Center for Circumpolar Studies ) in 2005. Working with the Smithsonian's Arctic Studies Center
    and the Canadian Boreal Initiative among others, WREAF strives to expand environmental
    education and awareness of the Boreal Forest.
  • Two daughters: Katie is an attorney near Boston. She lives with her wife Courtney in Salem,
       Massachusetts. Lena is a biology graduate of the University of Connecticut and a newly
       certified EMT
  • Married to Bonnie Rowell, formerly of Montreal, Quebec and now living on the old family farm
    in West Bolton, Vermont.