Ken Carlson was born and raised in Minnesota and now resides in the hill country of central Texas. Following art school training, he began his career as a commercial illustrator. In 1968, he put aside commercial work to devote full time to wildlife subjects. A critical element of Carlson’s work has always been first-hand observation of wildlife subjects. Each fall, he travels to Alaska, the western prairies, the Canadian Rockies, or to Africa to study animal subjects in their varied habitat.
A Quick Look
With a length of over five feet and a wingspan of more than seven feet, trumpeter swans are a breathtaking sight. For visitors to Jackson Hole, the trumpeter is a most desired sighting while exploring the area. In Trumpeter Morning, the soft lighting enhances a moody morning before the early sun evaporates the mist.