The work of a northern B.C. artist is among that featured in Ducks Unlimited Canada's 2020 National Art Portfolio.
'Morning Solitude' by Ken Ferris captures a trio of northern pintails resting peacefully along the shoreline as the morning sun rises. It's one of just four pieces selected from hundreds of submissions. It also earned him the title of DUC's 2020 Waterfowl Stamp and Print Artist.
"Ken Ferris is not only an outstanding artist, he is also one of Ducks Unlimited Canada's greatest ambassadors," said Michaela Bell, DUC's national manager of retail operations.
"We're honoured and grateful to also enjoy his support as a long-time staff member and volunteer who commits much of his life to conservation.
"His latest painting is yet another example of the incredible talent he has in capturing the beauty of the natural world and the need to conserve it."
Ferris, who lives in Prince George, has had a lifelong interest in art and nature. In 1978, he quit his full-time job at a retail store to become a full-time wildlife artist.
His painting will be made into a special print and stamp set, which will be auctioned through DUC's fundraising initiatives.
Money raised supports DUC's wetland conservation projects, scientific research and education programs.