DescriptionBEARDED BARBETfrom Transparent Watercolor Original8 x 10 inchesBarbets come in a variety of colors, some drab and some colorful. Most have bristly feathers by their bills. They are related to woodpeckers, sharing characteristics like zygodactlyate feet (2 toes forward and two back). Bearded barbets are named for their bristly beard of feathers. They are native to the Ivory Coast of Africa.
Matthew Bohan, Lansing, MI Member Since March 2008 Artist Statement Matthew Bohan is a freelance medical illustrator, wildlife artist, and photographer. His lifelong interest in animals and art led him to get his MS in Biology from St. Bonaventure University and his MFA in Medical and Biological Illustration from the University of Michigan (UM).
Four of his wildlife paintings are in the Uof M’s permanent collection; others have been displayed in the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Watercolor U.S.A. 2000, and the Colorado Bird Observatory’s Annual Songbird Show.
American Artist magazine featured an article on his watercolor technique in the May 2001 issue. His medical illustrations and animations have appeared in print, video, and award winning CD-ROMs. His paintings and photographs have appeared in Wild Earth Journal, Birder’s World, Wildlife Art Magazine, Lighthouse Digest and The Nature Conservancy’s national magazine. He currently lives in Lansing, Michigan.