Conservation Artist of the Month

AFC Conservation Artist of the Month for June 2024

Each month, AFC recognizes an artist for their strong commitment to conservation through art. This month, AFC salutes Ray Easton.

Ray Easton's passion for the natural world is his inspiration behind every painting. He has designed and created 20 conservation stamps for The National Audubon Society, and was the 1997 New York State duck stamp winner. He was also the winner of the National Duck Stamp Collector’s Society’s (NDSCS) 15th annual waterfowl stamp in 2023, and just recently won the Ohio duck stamp in 2024. Easton was also named “NYS Wildlife Artist of the Year” on four separate occasions  between 1995-2001. His subject matter ranges from North American birds to local landscapes, and his preferred medium is oil or acrylic. 

Also a percentage of proceeds raised from the sale of selected works will fund The Nature Conservancy in its worldwide efforts to protect and manage various ecosystems. He has donated many works, both originals and limited edition reproductions to various conservation organizations throughout North America and abroad. Easton resides in upstate NY.

Ray puts his committment to conservation: "As stewards of this planet we must all do our part. Conservation starts with the simplest of things, like recycling and waste management. A clean environment that has minimal pressures from the consumption and polluting of our natural resources is one that can function effectively, through natural selection and processing. The carbon footprint that mankind (as a whole) is leaving on this planet is testament of our lack of true intelligence as a species. As an artist and naturalist, I have dedicated my life to conservation causes. Through my art I have raised revenues that continue to fund conservation efforts for wildlife and habitat management projects throughout much of North America."

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