Drawings of various species of herons, egrets and bitterns. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. All illustrations are available in both line art and full color. In the gallery is the American Bittern, Black-Capped Night heron, Boat-Billed Heron, Cattle Egret, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Green Heron, Grey Heron, Least Bittern, Little Blue Heron, Purple Heron, Sony Egret, Sunbittern, Tri-colored Heron and Yellow-Crowned Heron. Illustrations are available in both black and white line art and full color. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. Signed prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the shorebird or wader you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion..Custom illustrations of specific animals can be ordered as well. For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an to the artist
The wildlife drawings are also available for stock art illustration.
Herons make great subjects to illustrate. Recently, I've been on a kick with this species, adding several to the image library. It's hard, no matter where you are in the US, to not occasionally see these wonderful birds. I've come across them nearly everywhere I've hiked. And driving "up north" in Minnesota they are constantly spotted along the roadside in and around the water of the many lakes and streams. As I've drawn more, my curiosity about the family Ardeidae has grown and I've done lots of research into the species not native to the US. I've discovered many wonderful birds I hadn't known about before - like the Boat-Billed Heron with it's beak shaped like a boat! I'll be adding more species and who know - maybe one day I'll have drawn all 64 extant herons!
All herons are in the family Ardeidae. The includes bitterns and egrets. There are 64 recognized species worldwide. They inhabit all continents except Antarctica. They're mostly commonly associated with wetlands and water, but they're highly adaptable and live in nearly any areas they can find food, even cities and urban areas.