MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 15, 2006 - Ducks Unlimited is selling an exclusive four-print series by acclaimed wildlife artist Terry Redlin at DU fund-raising events beginning in July. Proceeds from sales of the prints will be put toward DU’s efforts to conserve North America’s wetlands for generations to come.
With nearly half a century of experience as a full-time artist, Redlin has met with great success and national renown throughout his career. In 1983, DU named Redlin International Artist of the Year, and U.S. ART magazine named him America’s Most Popular Artist for eight consecutive years in a row. Focusing on the delicate interplay between light and the environment, Redlin’s paintings are valued for their ability to inspire an awe of nature’s majesty in viewers.
A lover of the outdoors since youth, Redlin has become highly involved in wilderness conservation efforts. In the past, he has donated several of his works to Ducks Unlimited to raise funds for wetlands restoration projects. Over a 17-year period, his donations generated more than $28 million for the organization, setting an all-time record in art sales for wetland conservation projects.
Contact: Larry Richardson
With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands – nature’s most productive ecosystem – and continues to lose more than 80,000 wetland acres each year.