February 2024

Vol. 52, No. 1

Front Cover: February 2024

William E. Davis, Jr.

Mallard by Steve Hamlin
Mallard by Steve Hamlin

Steve Hamlin has drawn and painted since childhood. His work reflects three life-long passions: nature, history, and architecture. Over the last decade, Hamlin has become increasingly focused on wildlife painting, especially birds. He and his wife Linda travel as much as time and money allow in search of wildlife. “I use only my own photographs and field experience as primary reference material in my work. To date, our travels have been almost strictly domestic, which suits me just fine. I find interesting subject matter everywhere.”

Hamlin is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, among other organizations. For the past four years, he has also served as president of the Academic Artists Association. See more of his work at

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