Exhibit: THE WONDERS OF WILDLIFE: Paintings & Prints by Richard Clifton
The Historic Odessa Foundation is honored to present the photo realistic wildlife paintings and prints of the nationally acclaimed Milford, Delaware artist Richard Clifton.
The art exhibition features a collection of acrylic paintings and prints including his 2020 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest winner depicting a single Lesser Scaup drake which will adorn the 2021-2022 stamp. The contest is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious wildlife art event. Since 1934, Suck Stamp sales have raised more than $1.1 billion to protect over 6 million acres of wetlands habitat on national wildlife refuges around the United States. Clifton has also been venerated as Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year three times while his art often graces the covers of their magazine.
Clifton is not at a loss for inspiration for his wildlife art as he lives on a historic family farm adjoining the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge on the Delaware Bay in Sussex County. He is a casual birder and an avid hunter of waterfowl, deer and upland game and uses his experiences in the field as motivation for his artwork.
The art exhibition THE WONDERS OF WILDLIFE: Paintings & Prints by Richard Clifton is on view from Tuesday, August 31st to Sunday, October 31st. Plan to reconnect this summer and fall with your local history museum! Pay a visit and become a wildlife watcher to the wonderful display of picturesque paintings by this celebrated Delaware artist.
About the Artist
Richard Clifton was born in Delaware in 1961. He lives on a historic family farm adjoining the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, where he is surrounded by inspiration for his art. He is a self-taught artist who has chosen acrylics as his medium.
Waterfowl being one of his favorite subjects, he has gone on to paint 53 duck stamps from various states, including the 1996 Australian Duck Stamp and the 2007-2008 Federal Duck Stamp. Recently he won the 2020 Federal Duck Stamp Contest with a painting of a Lesser Scaup drake. This is his second win in the Federal and the image will grace the 2021-2022 stamp.
Richard's work has been displayed in many of the top wildlife art shows throughout the country, including the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition and the Easton Waterfowl Festival, to name a few. Richard's work has been chosen several times for the Ducks Unlimited (D.U.) National Art Package. Also, he has been named D.U. Artist of the Year 3 times and is the first to win in back-to-back years. He has appeared in the documentary the “Million Dollar Duck”, and on “D.U. TV” in an episode about his Wildlife Art, Conservation efforts and Waterfowl hunting on his farm.
He is a casual birder and an avid hunter of waterfowl, deer and upland game and uses his experiences in the field as inspiration for his work.
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Richard Clifton Studios