Daniel Smith is one of America’s foremost nature artists, due to the beauty, realism and detail of his landscape and wildlife works of art.
He lives in the mountains of southwest Montana where artistic inspiration surrounds him. Smith has been painting full time for over twenty years and has had over 100 of his paintings reproduced as limited edition prints. He began his career designing conservation stamps. He has designed over thirty stamps including the 1988-89 Federal Duck Stamp and was recently selected as Ducks Unlimited International Artist of the Year for the second time.
The National Geographic Society, has commissioned him to paint five color plates. In 1996 he was inducted into the “U.S. Art Hall of Fame” due to his great popularity among print collectors.
Smith travels frequently to research his subjects in their natural habitat. He believes there is no substitute for personal experience in the field. He has had a lifetime fascination with Africa saying, “The primal strife between predator and prey makes me feel like I have stepped back in time. It is like no other ecosystem in the world.”
Smith is also an ardent supporter of wildlife conservation. He feels indebted to the natural world that has provided him with the sole inspiration for his award-winning career.
We are honored and thrilled to be able to offer his work as art quilt patterns.
- Great Northern (Mountain Goat)