Art Show & Sale

At the annual NatureWorks Art Show and Sale, art lovers can browse paintings, sculptures and wooden carvings by the top wildlife, western and landscape artists across the United States.

NatureWorks selects a few featured artists in addition to the many talented exhibiting artists whose work will be on display throughout the entire show. Thirty percent of each art sale goes toward supporting the development and conservation of Oklahoma’s natural habitats, as well as the creatures who live in and depend upon those habitats.

Be sure to check out our recap from the most recent show and find out more details about the 2019 Art Show held at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center from 6:30p.m. to 10:00p.m. on Friday March 1, 10:00a.m. to 5;00p.m. on Saturday, and 11:00 to 4:30p.m. on Sunday.

Exhibiting Artists


Pettit has always had a passion for creating. He grew up drawing and painting, but when he first discovered sculpture, a deep connection was forged.
Eventually his passion for art became undeniable, and he realized he could apply his education towards making a career as a sculptor of the wildlife he immersed himself in during his free time.

Bryce Pettit

Award winning sculptor, Christine Knapp, a resident of Colorado, has been a professional artist since 1990. She is best known for her realistic bronze creations of both animal and human subjects.

In order to better convey the spirit of her subjects, she has traveled to South America, Canada, Europe and Africa to obtain first hand knowledge through personal observation and her own photography.

"Ursus Minors"

Christine Knapp

"Ursus Minors" by Christine Knapp

Price: $1425.00

Dimensions: Size: 7.25"H x 11.5"L x 5.75" Deep Bronze, limited edition of 12

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Dennis E. Conner is an artist who specializes in western and wildlife bronze sculpture.  He believes his realistic approach captures the essence of our western heritage, Native American culture, or a moment in nature.  Such authenticity allows the viewer to connect with a time from our past.

"The Right Spot"

Dennis Conner

"The Right Spot" by Dennis Conner



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Growing up in a small town in Colorado, Eric Slocombe had the majestic Rocky Mountains in his own backyard. Here, he spent his childhood experiencing firsthand the natural beauty of the wilderness – hunting, fishing, and camping on the river with his Dad. Even today, he vividly remembers what it felt like as a boy to hear elk bugling in the distance.

Eric Slocombe

Jocelyn Russell was born and raised in the San Luis Valley in beautiful Colorado. The baby of five children, she was allowed to join Mom in the studio after the older kids were sent off to school. Jocelyn dabbled with all forms of art material, but not crayons or play-doh. She had the real thing… paints and clay!

Jocelyn L. Russell

At an early age, John was taught by his parents how to observe nature and translate it into an art form. He started creating with the guidance of his father Ray, who is a widely respected artist. John received a BFA in sculpture from Northern Illinois University.

Through bronze and wood sculptures John captures his patient and discerning observations of wildlife. The environment, inherent to the animal’s identity, is suggested with a simple gesture. John’s fascination with the dramatic presence of wildlife will forever influence his artwork.

His travels throughout North and Central America and New Zealand have provided him many research opportunities. Water color paintings express the varied environments of his travels, including the rivers of the Rocky Mountains, the colorful aquatic life of the oceans and the moods of the changing seasons.

John currently resides in northwest Colorado.

"Flats Explosion"

John Kobald

Paul comes from a family of artists and has drawn and painted his whole life.  After receiving an Associate of Arts degree from a local college in 1984, he accepted a job at the Smithsonian Institution doing taxidermy and model making. Paul’s work has been exhibited in such prestigious art shows such as the National Sculpture Society, the Society of Animal Artists and Birds in Art.

Paul Rhymer

There are two main fountains of inspiration by which artist Raymond Gibby derives inspiration to create his figurative and wildlife bronzes. First, he draws upon his childhood memories, from the times that he was growing up in the hills outside of Riverside, California. His second main source of inspiration comes from the raising of his own family of seven children with his beautiful wife, Aimee Gibby, in the mountains of Utah.


Raymond Gibby

"Triumphant" by Raymond Gibby



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Ronald finds inspiration for his sculptures anywhere from the great outdoors to his own backyard. As an avid outdoorsman, He emphasizes the importance of studying the sources of his works in process – the anatomy, habits and habitat. Loving being able to connect and capture moments in time through sculpture.

Ron Lowery

by Ron Lowery



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Mr. Wells has won numerous awards and exhibited his work in museums and fine art shows across the nation. Mr. Wells is also a published author. He has written several published articles, as well as a children’s book, The Legend of Catfish & Little Bream (1997), published by Acadian House Publishing in Lafayette, Louisiana.

"Rut'n Honey"

Ronnie Wells

"Rut'n Honey" by Ronnie Wells

Price: $18,000

Dimensions: Height: 29" Length: 40" Width: 17"

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"3's a Crowd"

Royce Gilliland

"3's a Crowd" by Royce Gilliland

Price: $1,650

Dimensions: 13” High - 9” Wide

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Sam is an award-winning, self-taught, world-class artist who lives and creates his highly collectable pieces of art in one of North America’s most peaceful and serene places: Paradise Valley, Montana.

There aren’t many artists in the country today whose career, reputation and collectability are soaring as quickly as Sam Anton Terakedis’. He has received numerous Best of Show Awards — most recently at one of the world’s biggest juried arts shows: The Calgary Stampede — where he was awarded “Best New Artist.” Sam was recently honored by the Montana Governor’s Cultural Foundation to exhibit his work at the State Capitol. His art is exhibited in galleries across the Western United States, Canada and Europe. Additionally, his works are a part of impressive private collections around the world.

"Bonnie and Clyde"

Sam Anton Terakedis

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado at her home in Steamboat Springs, Sandy
Graves practices her craft. She is a woman whose life is defined by relationships,
exploration, fun, and emotion. As a sculptor, Sandy’s style is marked by these elements.

While studying art at North Texas State University (1987) and Colorado State University
(1988-1993) Sandy focused on sculpture; following graduation she apprenticed and
studied under two figurative sculptors and gained a more in-depth understanding of the
human form. Through a naïve experiment while a student of bronze casting, Sandy
developed the stylized work for which she is currently becoming known nationwide. Her
work is recognized for her use of negative space, exaggerated forms, implied energy, and
emotional content.

Following college, Sandy knew that she was not ready for the solitary life of a studio
artist; seeking experiences that connected her with others, she spent 16 years teaching
high school art at a small and innovative private school, creating and guiding lengthy
international trips for young adults, and serving as a search dog trainer and wilderness
search and rescue team member. These experiences influenced and developed her
understanding of her world, as well as molded her intensity and depth of expression as an

By 2008, with family and roots firmly established in Colorado, Sandy knew she was
ready to step into a full-time career in sculpture and she turned all of her attention to
creating. Since then, Sandy has steadily gained a name for herself in Western art. She is
represented in galleries across the United States and Canada and shows annually in a
number of invitational and museum shows. In the realm of public art, her work is
installed in front of the Routt County Courthouse and at Yampa Valley Medical Center in
her hometown, as well as in Benson Sculpture Park in Loveland, Colorado, at Scottsbluff
High School, and in Colorado Mesa University’s Escalante Hall. (Holy Name Catholic
Church, Steamboat Mountain School – what was the Jane Thompson bird project in
California, was that public or private?)

Sandy was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1968 and was raised in Western Nebraska.


Sandy Graves

"Bison" by Sandy Graves

Price: $4800.00

Dimensions: Bronze, 14" x14.5"x8", edition of 25

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Stephen LeBlanc has been a professional sculptor for over 30 years. Being an avid outdoorsman, his specialty is realistic wildlife. Whether it is a ram on a lofty mountain peak in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge, or a pair of stingrays gracefully skating along the ocean floor in Jamaica, Stephen has been there to experience the sight.

Stephen LeBlanc

by Stephen LeBlanc



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Vibrancy, a sense of looseness and a comfortable nontraditional style are all ways in which Amy’sPaintings have been described. Heavily inspired by her experiences of a life growing up in the shadow of the Eagle Cap Wilderness
of Northeastern Oregon, Amy developed an intimate love and fascination for the animals and wildlife on her families 5 generation mountain ranch.

Amy Lay

by Amy Lay



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Born in Minneapolis in 1952, Bruce Miller showed signs of artistic talent at an early age Given a set of acrylic paints for seventh grade art class, he painted exclusively with acrylics until 1999, when he began painting with oils. Being an avid outdoorsman and Eagle Scout, in 1981 he began painting wildlife.

"Under the Cottonwoods"

Bruce Miller

"Under the Cottonwoods" by Bruce Miller

Price: $6,500

Dimensions: 24x30

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Raised in a small farming community, my parents and grandparents taught us to respect the land and accept the responsibility of maintaining the delicate balance of nature. When you see my work, I invite you to pause and enjoy. May you too be fascinated by nature and all it has to offer.

Carolyn Mejstrik

Carolyn Mock, a well known Oklahoma artist, is known for realism in her work.  She considers her artistic talent and the pleasure of being able to pursue her talents, a wonderful gift.  Each morning she walks the thirty feet to her art studio and spends all day doing something she loves, painting or sculpting.  The easel is positioned to look out of large windows where there is a pond close by.  Canada geese and great blue heron are often seen visiting.  Late in the day, there are deer that frequently show their displeasure when Carolyn disturbs them as she leaves the studio for the day.

After many trips she has amassed a huge amount of valuable reference.  She has been privileged to study with the worlds masters of wildlife art: Robert Bateman, Guy Coheleach, Carl Brenders, Terry Issac and many more.

“My choice of medium has always been oils.  My choice of wildlife developed because of my love for nature.  The style of realism allows me to show the dignity of each individual animal plus the awe I feel for he animals I am painting.  The amazing payoff for enjoying each day of this life is when someone wants to own one of the piece I have done. “

"Spring Cutie"

Carolyn Mock

"Spring Cutie" by Carolyn Mock

Price: $2500.00

Dimensions: 24x18

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My name is Christopher Michael Mantle
Born July 9th 1984
My hobbies are hiking ,long trips through the park and painting
Favorite color is blue
Excited to be here
Glory to God!!

Chris Mantle

by Chris Mantle



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Christopher became interested in drawing and painting at an early age. He entered his first juried art festival as a teenager. After earning a degree in commercial art,Christopher worked in advertising doing graphic design and illustrations for a multitude of clients. After several years of working for agencies and as a freelance illustrator Christopher took a extended hiatus from doing commercial artwork.

Christopher Westfall

Cory Carlson vividly portrays nature’s timeless beauty and energy with his extraordinary wildlife paintings. His art reveals a unique ability to bring the intensity of life in the wild to canvas and reveal its hidden realms. In the eyes of his subjects he offers us a captivating and emotional insight into the soul of nature.

"American Pair"

Cory Carlson

"American Pair" by Cory Carlson



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Dale Martin

"Opening" by Dale Martin

Price: $950

Dimensions: 11" x 14" Pastel on prepared archival surface.

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Jan McKay is a native of England, moved to Australia, now living and working as an artist in the United States. With 26 years experience as an Interior Designer, Jan developed a natural eye for beauty and design, which has translated into her paintings. With the tragic death of her daughter in 2008, Jan’s focus shifted from designer to artist. Her daughter Stephanie was talented in many areas, and took private art lessons for 3 yrs. After her passing, the art teacher suggested that Jan try art and she did. Learning under her daughter’s instructor, Jan discovered her love of art. The themes of her wildlife paintings reflect the love of mother and child. Her subjects of wildlife, flowers and pets are the perfect subject to display the beauty of creation, and the love we have been given from above.

Jan Mckay

by Jan Mckay

Price: $600

Dimensions: 8x10 Oil on Wood Board, Framed

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Jennifer O’Cualain is a prolific painter of all things natural. Her popular wildlife
paintings touch on the idea of illustrating the simple and honest physical characteristics of
many species ranging from field mice to bison.
“I strive to make my paintings more like portraits than typical animal art. The feel
of fur under your hand is a relatively universal goal, but I want my viewer to get a sense of
the individual animal.”
After graduating from Arizona State University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in
painting, Jennifer continued to attend figure drawing classes. As a people portrait artist
throughout high school and college, she knew that one day her love of animals would need
to become a larger part of her everyday life. Now she has the opportunity to continue
developing her ability to capture a likeness with her desire to spend time with animals.
“Traveling has allowed me to get close to animals in the wild in a way like I’d never
expected. Last year I stood 10 feet away from a mature Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep
while visiting Glacier National Monument. He stood only briefly while I stared in awe. I
could see deep into his big dark eyes. This majestic wild animal had no fear of me, in fact,
I almost felt as if he were as curious about me as I was about him. I feel an absolutely real
sense that there is much more communication between humans and animals than anyone
really considers.”
Jennifer has won countless awards for her work including a full scholarship to the
Art Institute of Southern California at Laguna Beach, a full scholarship to attend Arizona
State University and a cash scholarship offered only once by critically acclaimed James
Reynolds, CAA.
In 2010, Jennifer was honored by the Oil Painter’s of America for Animals Award
of Excellence for Associate and Signature members.

Jennifer O’Cualain

The art of John Phelps exemplifies the history of the Great American West, beginning with the explorations of its vast terrain, the fur trade era and its mountain men, the epoch years of the cowboy, ranching and rodeo. A lifetime of cowboying, horse packing, hunting and fishing lend authenticity to his subject matter.

John Phelps

We ponder. We innovate. We design. We amaze. After his steady rise and scorching sales record, Oklahoma artist Josh Stout continues to catch the attention of collectors across the US. As one of the top selling regional artists, Josh has a packed calendar… from booking shows and fundraisers, to speaking and demonstrating live at events across the area, or maybe its just supporting 1 of his 5 children at the local basketball game.

Pushing new ideas of composition with an explosive color pattern has been a successful combination for this thriving artist. He mixes impressionist and abstract techniques, which stop people in their tracks or make you walk from across the room. However you see it… It captivates you

Working outside the lines of establishment art culture, and embracing a new ideal of modern business dealing directly to collectors, schools, business both local and on the corporate level across borders has projected a once adventure traveler lifestyle to the sound of knives scraping across the canvas through the night.

No stranger to the game of being creative and a free thinker, Josh sums up his most asked question:

A lot of people ask what inspired you to become an artist?

” Born an artist…. my entire life has led to being an artist…. Creating …exploring and experiencing life and how it affects ones outlook on the world…. And ultimately how all these views are transferred through medium… art! ”

Throw away your brushes! Josh paints exclusively with knives! “Know other tool gives me the free flow of expression that I’m engaging…. Like moths to a flame, the knife continues to grasp me under its spell…. Slowly unlocking the secrets it holds! ”

Fundraising has been one of Josh’s biggest personal accomplishments ” I never thought I would be in a position to really reach out and help folks who are trying to work hard and get ahead in life… helping people to help themselves is one of the greatest rewards you can give someone.


Josh Stout

"CrowHead" by Josh Stout

Price: $6000

Dimensions: 48"x 48" Oil on Canvas Knife Work, Includes custom frame

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Born in sight of old Fort Reno in Oklahoma, Judy grew up in the high plains of Texas and in Oklahoma. Animals have been a large part of Judy’s life since early childhood. The southwestern environment, her love of animals, and art seemed to be the perfect ingredients that have led to her success.

Judy Osburn

"Thunder on the Prairie"

Kalon Baughan

"Thunder on the Prairie" by Kalon Baughan

Price: $1,170

Dimensions: 24x48

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Ken baker is a life long resident of Oklahoma. His interest in art started at an early age with drawing and sketching that eventually led to pastel and oil painting. Although his paintings include a variety of subjects, his preference is for on side landscape paintings.


Kenneth Baker

"Reflections" by Kenneth Baker

Price: $6,900

Dimensions: 24X 36

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Laura Mark-Finberg’s paintings have been described as “windows unto the soul” of the animals she paints., The 2008 “Featured Artist” at Natureworks, Laura has explored a vast array of subjects in her quest to help the viewer understand a little more about the animals she paints.


Laura Mark-Finberg

"Wing Man"

Lee Kromschroeder

"Wing Man" by Lee Kromschroeder

Price: $11,500

Dimensions: 24" X 36", Original Oil

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Leslie paints both wildlife and western subjects, striving to create emotional response to her work. Committed to depicting the subjects she paints, as well as their individual personalities, she thoroughly researches those subjects as well as their habitats, vegetation and anatomy.

Leslie Kirchner

by Leslie Kirchner



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To gather reference for her paintings, Linda has paddled a canoe 459 miles above the Arctic Circle, traversed remote tundra in Labrador researching the caribou migration, and snorkeled with wild beluga whales in Hudson Bay. She has seen a lot of wildlife in her visits to all seven continents. Linda is the Safari Club International 2018 Artist of the Year and was the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 2017 Artist of the Year.


Linda Besse

"Jaguar" by Linda Besse



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Linda won her first blue ribbon in kindergarten. At the age of nine she was introduced to oils which immediately became her favorite medium. Furthermore, childhood vacations West nurtured a love and connection for the land and for nature which became favorite subjects for her paintings. The artist has exhibited at Small Works Great Wonders held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, where she received the Buyers’ Choice Award, The Collectors’ Reserve at the Gilcrease Museum, Western Visions at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and The Russell at the C.M. Russell Museum. Additionally, the Oklahoma Senate commissioned Linda to paint a 5’x 7’ work for the Capitol. A fascination with light drives the artist to utilize low horizons on many of her paintings so she can fill them with big skies of clouds, sunrises, and sunsets. The artist confesses that almost every evening she is out studying the sky, the radiant light, and the color illuminating it. She uses photographs, sketches, and small plein air studies to paint from, but it is the drama and inspiration etched in her soul that brings her paintings to life. Linda works in her home/studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is represented by the Howell Gallery in Oklahoma City, and the Astoria Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming.

"View of Teton Valley at Schwabacher Landing"

Linda T. Robertson

"View of Teton Valley at Schwabacher Landing" by Linda T. Robertson

Price: $10,000

Dimensions: 30x40 oil on linen

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Lindsey Foggett’s future seemed determined from a very early age. Growing up in a small village in the heart of the English countryside, she soon developed a love and fascination for wildlife and nature. Encouraged by two artistically talented parents, her passion to paint and study wildlife was to evolve into a lifelong career.

Lindsey Foggett

A Tennessee girl who followed her art West, Lyn currently resides on the edge of a Montana ranch that borders National Forest and Wilderness North of Yellowstone. These days inspiration is never far with bears, cougar, wolves and other wildlife in her backyard (sometimes on the deck) and countless miles to explore on her horses.

Lyn StClair

Mark Anderson is a self-taught, award winning wildlife artist.

Born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mark’s love of hunting and fishing with his dad when he was a boy gave him inspiration to first draw and doodle, and eventually paint. Mark has been painting for over 30 years and has been a fulltime artist for 22 years.

"Gold finches"

Mark Anderson

"Gold finches" by Mark Anderson

Price: $2650.00

Dimensions: 12x24

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Matthew Higginbotham was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1963. His early beginnings with art took place in a pottery studio in 1974 at the age of 11 at Tulsa’s Philbrook Art Institute. This weekend class his mother enrolled him in opened up something deeper that would one day lead to a career in the arts first on the kick wheel and eventually on canvas.

"Clouds Over Wild Asters"

Matthew Higginbotham

"Clouds Over Wild Asters" by Matthew Higginbotham

Price: $1,300

Dimensions: 12x9

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Renée Buller is a Wildlife Artist from Castle Rock, Colorado: Her application of oils on linen captures the abundance of the profound beauty in nature & wildlife. Renée is a Colorado native, and focuses her landscape and wildlife paintings on the habitat and animals of North America and beyond.

"Flash of Color"

Renee Buller

"Flash of Color" by Renee Buller

Price: $585

Dimensions: 6x9

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Rock Newcomb was raised on a ranch in southern Idaho with all manners of wildlife at his doorstep. He began drawing at age six. Continuing his studies, he earned his B.A. and Master’s Degree in Art from California State University, Fullerton.

Newcomb paints primarily in acrylics, working principally with semi-opaque colors and very thin washes of acrylics.

"Flathead War Bonnet"

Rock Newcomb

While working in Scratchboard for 50 years, Sally Maxwell has distinguished herself as one of the pioneers in the medium. She works in large sizes as well as experimenting with many removal techniques which make her works stand out from the many others in the field. Her kits and instructional booklets have produced a new generation of “scratchers” all over the world.

"Little Dipper"

Sally Maxwell

As a youngster, Scot Storm discovered his talent for drawing, sketching and design. These skills eventually led him to North Dakota State University where he earned a degree in architecture. In 1987, he entered the Minnesota Duck Stamp contest and placed second. He continued to enter stamp contests and enjoyed his first top award by winning the Indiana Pheasant Stamp competition in 1991.

"Hint of Yesteryear"

Scot Storm

"Hint of Yesteryear" by Scot Storm

Price: $9,900

Dimensions: 20” x 30”

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Wildlife and the outdoors have always been Tim’s love and creating these images on canvas is his passion. Growing up in Maryland Tim spent his summers on the shores of Solomon’s Island by the Chesapeake Bay. As a young boy he experienced a wide diversity of wildlife from otters to ospreys that would both capture his spirit and direct his path.

Tim Donovan

"California Trail"

Todd A. Williams

"California Trail" by Todd A. Williams

Price: $3900

Dimensions: 10” x 20” Oil

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Chris exhibits his work at shows throughout the country and had several pieces pictured in Cindy Ann Coldiron’s book Wildlife Art Today. He has experienced a successful career as a full-time sculptor specializing in wildlife art. He is passionate about studying wildlife and he hopes his work will inspire others to admire and protect wildlife for generations.


Chris Wilson

"Woody" by Chris Wilson

Price: $1,700

Dimensions: Wood, Metal, Oil

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Cindy Lewis and Mark Holland work as a team carving and painting each bird and floral sculpture. Each piece is an original and displays their unique style of subtle texturing and intricate oil painting to “fool the eye of the beholder.”

Cindy Lewis and Mark Holland

by Cindy Lewis and Mark Holland



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Raised on a farm in the Missouri river bottoms, Dan developed an early appreciation of wildlife and the outdoors. After pursuing a degree in wildlife conservation, Dan worked for several years as a conservation agent for the state of Missouri. He became fascinated with the of realism obtainable in wood sculpture and began his future vocation in wood carving with his first decoy. He has expanded his original waterfowl work to encompass songbirds, fish, game birds, mammals and raptors. He has been juried into the country’s most prestigious wildlife art shows, and has been honored with numerous awards, including several “Best of Show” awards. His carvings currently grace many private and corporate art collections in the U.S. and abroad.

Dan Brueggeman

by Dan Brueggeman



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Looking Back

The NatureWorks’ Art Show has a history of bringing world class wildlife, western, and landscape artists to Tulsa that dates back to 1991. Over the years, our Art Show has offered for sale thousands of beautiful sculptures, paintings and carvings from all over our country and from other countries as well. Today, countless businesses, homes,…

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