Artist Statement

 My eagle OTIS in high school
 SLIM and I

 THE HAWK ART SHOW has evolved since 1980 based on my experiences training Golden Eagles for falconry and to perform in motion
pictures. My interest in wildlife art began in Junior High and continued through collage at the Un of Idaho.  I received BA with a minor in art and spent 44 years as a wildlife and sports cameraman.  In the early 80's I gained a mentor, Mr. John Collias who was a well know portrait
painter.  He was extremely demanding and encouraged me to keep working so I broaden my techniques, styles, and subject. When Covid forced into  the studio I decided to finish my birds of prey works by doing 5 more contemporary approaches to wildlife art .  The show encompasses l5 paintings of hawks, eagles, and falcons.  The show is just finished and exhibitions are being planned for the originals. For the present giclees on canvas, and prints are available for all the works. Orders can be made by emailing    Contact


Norman Nelson