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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge!

This photo of George Schaller, wildlife conservationist, biologist, author and my personal hero (just google him) has been my desktop screen saver for the past 2 years. He is overlooking Arctic National Wildlife Refuge at the very top of Alaska; a protected piece of land the size of Connecticut, one of the last fully intact […]

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Critical Balance art show

I currently have 3 pieces (Mountain Gorilla, Black Rhino & Snowy Owl) in the Critical Balance show at the Portland Public Library. Here is information on the exhibit: Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird, and mammal become extinct every 24 hours. This is nearly 1,000 times the “natural” or “background” rate and, […]

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Glacier Bay Residency talk at LL Bean

On July 14th at 7pm I will give a presentation on my artist residency at Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, at LL Bean as part of their speaker series in the camping atrium. The Transformative Land- an artist’s view of Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska.   In 2015 Maine wildlife artist Michael Boardman spent […]

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Art at L.L. Bean

As part of their annual Birding Festival sponsored with Maine Audubon, LL Bean has offered me the opportunity to display some of my avian artwork in their front lobby. If you find yourself in Freeport, stop by and enjoy my work!

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Glacier Bay talk at Maine Audubon- March 16th

  The Transformative Land- an artist’s view of Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska.   In 2015 local wildlife artist Michael Boardman spent 2 weeks as the artist in residence in Glacier Bay Alaska. He spent time studying the wildlife and unique geology of the park with scientists and wildlife biologists.  On Thurs, March 16th he will give a presentation […]

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L.L. Bean Birding weekend

We had a wonderful time this weekend participating in the LL Bean/ Maine Audubon Birding Festival, which included bird walks, lectures, displays and some hands on bird sketching taught by Michael Boardman (that’s me!) Our sketchers did a fantastic job, as you can see from their handiwork here. Big thank you to Maine Audubon for […]

Glacier Bay: A Bay of Whales

The nutrient rich waters of Glacier Bay support a large population of the endangered humpback whale, and today I am going out to help identify some of these whales with park biologist Chris Gabriele.  Glacier Bay has the longest running humpback whale monitoring program, they have been identifying individual whales and behavior since 1985. Most […]

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Glacier Bay: Marbled murrelet

I’d like to introduce you all to my new favorite bird, the marbled murrelet. I had no idea this bird existed before my trip to Glacier Bay. It needs old growth rainforest to nest in, which is 40+ miles away in Juneau. So it flies, several times a day, at speeds of 100 miles an […]

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Glacier Bay: Island of the birds

It’s a foggy, drizzling morning as I meet Emma Johnson, interpretive ranger and coordinator for my residency, at the boat dock for a visit to South Marble Island.  Our craft today is the Serac, which delivers the rangers to the 2 daily giant cruise ships which come into the west arm of Glacier Bay. The rangers help […]

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Glacier Bay , Alaska: Day One

After an exhausting 14 hour travel day to get from North Yarmouth, Maine to Gustavus, Alaska I am finally here to start exploring, I awaken at my campsite, it’s 4:30 AM and the sun is just coming up. East coast time serves me well as I gather my sketching supplies to greet this glorious, not raining day […]

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