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Kirsten Wahlquist
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Thursday: Mother Nature Art Contest!

Thursday: Mother Nature Art Contest!

Class is in session! Awesome suggestions and entries last week. If only those classes could exist, school would be much more fun. ;) Our top three winners are: :trophy: sleepyowlet (https://www.deviantart.com/sleepyowlet) with Keeping in touch with your inner child :trophy: Dorktron (https://www.deviantart.com/dorktron) with Extreme Archaeology :trophy: TeamMinato (https://www.deviantart.com/teamminato) with Time Traveling Ed Congratulations! You will be contacted about your prizes within the next 24 hours. :la: For this week, we're having an art creation contest! All mediums are welcomed and all Premium Members are encouraged to join! The theme for this contest is: :star: Mother Nature :star: What comes to your mind when you think abo

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Sunrise in a Magic Kingdom

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My Bio
Art can make us look with wonder at the world around us, as well as teach us. I create art to foster appreciation and knowledge of the natural world, and inspire people to support conservation measures. I am a graduate of the University of Washington's Natural Science Illustration program, and have taught visitors of all ages about nature in zoos, aquariums, and museums for over 15 years.

I also love to create art that celebrates the arts that I love... which means I do fan art just for fun!

Favourite Visual Artist
James Gurney, Schim Schimmel, Glen Keane
Favourite Movies
Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Aladdin, Rescuers Down Under, Tangled
Favourite TV Shows
Farscape, Castle, The X-Files, Star Trek, Stargate, Firefly, Chuck
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Whatever strikes my fancy!
Favourite Books
My First Summer in the Sierra, Wicked, Jurassic Park, Last Chance to See, The Golden Compass
Favourite Writers
John Muir, Gregory Maguire, Philip Pullman
Favourite Games
Rampage, Excitebike, Lego Star Wars, LA Noire
Favourite Gaming Platform
Xbox 360, NES
Tools of the Trade
Pencils and paper, paint, camera, Photoshop
Other Interests
Disney, wildlife, running, drawing, reading, and being a nerd
I live! And finally updated with a few of the pieces I've done in the last few years.

Print sales are back online - with a new offering!

Print sales are back online - with a new offering!

Moving away and not having access to my printer created a hiccup in my ability to offer prints, but never fear: they're back! I have opened a shop through Fine Art America, so prints will be shipped directly to you! Both of my old prints - Watchful Woodpecker and Reddish Egret - are available, and now my Tricolored Heron painting is available for the first time as well! Check it out!

Happy Early New Year!

Happy Early New Year!

It's been a long time since I've even logged in to DA, but it's high time for an update. This year has definitely been crazy... but it's finally ending on a high note! A week from tomorrow, I will be leaving for California. I have accepted an internship at San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge visitor's center! I'm SO excited. I'll be living on the refuge, and you can bet that I'll have my camera and art supplies there with me! It'll be amazing to live so close to birds and wildlife for inspiration. Unfortunately, I won't have internet access in the intern housing, so my updates will still be infrequent... but them I can spend more time

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Before-I-SleepHobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!!! :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:
Moonstone27 General Artist
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I hope your birthday is a good one! I haven't heard from you for awhile... how are things with you??? :iconhappybirthdaysignplz:
BigMac1212Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday!  :cake:
Moonstone27 General Artist
Hope I'm not too late to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY:la::la::iconhappybirthdaycakeplz::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party:
Before-I-SleepHobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :iconcakepinkplz:
KayrissyHobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the watch :D your work is awesome ^^