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 painting wildlife. A critical element of Carlson's work has always been first-hand observation of his wildlife subjects. Each fall, he travels to Alaska, the western prairies, the Canadian Rockies or to Africa to study animals in their varied habitat.
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From my studio window, I see a parade of animal life which is constant inspiration for potential paintings. One of my favorite sightings is the friendly fox when he crosses the yard on his way to the bird feeder for a quick snack of sunflower seeds. He stops, looks toward my window - seemingly to see if I am hard at work - and then continues on his way.