ARTISTS OF SAFEART
While working as an architect, Scot Storm’s love
of hunting and the outdoors drew him to explore the challenges
of wildlife art. In 1987, as a self taught artist, he
entered and placed second in the Minnesota Duck Stamp
contest. Thereafter Scot’s interest in wildlife
art became his passion, leading him to many great achievements
including the 2004 Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Federal Duck
stamps. His paintings of waterfowl, hunting dogs and other
animals all reveal his attention to the fine details that
breathe life into every image. This mastery of detail
and the living landscapes that it produces are what led
Ducks Unlimited to name Scot as the “International
Artist of the Year” for 2005.
Cynthie Fisher of Hamilton, Montana is a self taught artist.
In her pursuit of her favorite activity, big game hunting,
Cynthie has traveled all over north America and been to
Africa Six times taking many fine trophy animals. This
love of hunting combined with a degree in Zoology and
an interest in avian taxidermy gives her the tools that
she needs to create the finely detailed images that have
placed her in the upper echelon of the artistic world.
Cynthies long list of artistic achievements include winning
ten State Duck Stamp contests,the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundations
artist of the year and a ten time featured artist for
Randy McGovern grew up hunting and trapping in the swamps
and marshes of Louisiana. He won his first artistic award
in a city wide art contest when he was just in the fourth
grade. Randy’s perfectionist attitude, gifted talent
and eye for detail has made him one of the nations most
beloved artists in just a few short years. Even if a little
extra accuracy may go unnoticed, Randy believes that you
have to be more than disciplined; you have to be driven.
That talent and drive has merged, under guidance from
the Lord, to propel Randy into some of the highest awards
and honors that can be bestowed on an artist.
No one captures nature like nationally known wildlife
artist, Larry Zach! Zach doesn’t just paint wildlife.
Through his research and field study, he knows them, a
fact proven by his extremely collectible artwork. Larry
Zach’s attention to detail, anatomical accuracy,
and his work with conservation groups across the country
have resulted in tremendous popularity among art collectors
Paco Young spent most of his boyhood years near Nashville,
Tennessee, where the woods and streams provided an idyllic
environment to learn about nature. Paco Young's interest
and talent in art surfaced early, and his paintings began
to sell when he was only a teenager. Paco Young had five
years of formal art training at the Memphis Academy of
Arts, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree. Today Paco Young's work is widely exhibited and
collected in North America and abroad. Paco Young lives
with his wife Toni and their son Graham in Montana.