by Bryce W. Robinson
My friend Dan asked me to paint a shorebird plate for an auction at a conference that he will be attending in Peru in November. I chose to highlight the genus Charadrius for the plate, choosing five species from the new world. From the top, I’ve illustrated the Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris), Puna Plover (C. alticola), Snowy Plover (C. nivosus), Semipalmated Plover (C. semipalmatus), and Wilson’s Plover (C. wilsonia).
I learned a great deal from this painting. I am seeing a bit of growth in my painting over the past year, and this piece in particular represents a move forward. I’ll be painting many more plates that highlight species or subspecies groups.
I am the lucky guy who fought (silent auction) to have it! Being a plover guy for my entire career (and a bird artist as well), I can vouch that is a beautiful rendition of some of my faves. Although I have never met a plover I didn’t love. So thank you very much for your donation on behalf of shorebirds and my organization the International Conservation Fund of Canada! Scott Hecker, Director of Bird Conservation.
Thanks for the comment Scott. I’m happy it went to a real plover lover!
Yes thank you Bryce for supporting the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group – I didn’t realize you had such talent.
Thanks for the kind comment Rick!