Artist: Guy Crittenden
Guy Crittenden began drawing and painting at a very early age, as he found his childhood passion in the natural world on the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. Hunting, fishing and crabbing were just a way of life for the young man who was a self-described “River Rat”. His connection to wildlife began almost from birth, and when he was only 4 years old, his grandfather would wake him an hour before sunrise to go fishing in secret spots on the Mobjack Bay. As Guy grew older, he embraced his curiosity of nature. With an academic approach to his observations, he began to draw and paint the world to which he was so connected, an Osprey with a fish in his talons, a Blue Heron taking flight, a Blue Marlin gliding through the deep blue of the ocean. Today, his work still grounded in the influence of those early years, Guy now travels extensively seeking wildlife and sporting adventures. He is a seven time winner of the Virginia Waterfowl Stamp and currently has 20 state conservation stamps to his credit. Guy's hobbies include hunting, fishing and sporting video productions.