Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, self taught artist Joseph Koensgen has been drawing and painting his entire life. An avid hiker and photographer, he draws his inspiration directly from nature. His scenes are an interpretation of the nature that captures his imagination, with the hope that he can share his art and connecting people to the nature that inspired him. A five time Ducks Unlimited Canada National Portfolio artist, his desire is to use his art as a platform to promote conservation and appreciation for the natural world.
"The rich natural world has been my inspiration for as long as I can remember. Whenever I have thought about expressing this passion, it has always been through the pencil and paint brush. From the smallest of song birds to the most colourful and majestic of creatures, they are all so diverse and interesting that I am inspired to learn, and to paint. My art is simply an outward expression of my love for the natural world. "