DescriptionIvory-billed Woodpecker FamilyTransparent Watercolor Original18 x 24 inch originalThis appeared full page in the Birder's World Magazine (August 2005)Amazingly the ivory-billed woodpecker was rediscovered in April 2004 in Arkansas. The last confirmed sighting in the US was more than 60 years ago. They once were more common, ranging from southern Illinois to Florida. Much of their habitat was destroyed by logging Hopefully with conservation they can be preserved.
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.