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   In the mountains of Honduras - 1997

About D. Michael Meinders

   I have always drawn and painted as long as I can remember. Wildlife and nature have always been among my favorite subjects. I became more serious about art while spending over 12 years working on sustainable agricultural  projects with subsistance farmers in the mountains of Central America.


   At present I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Deer, bear, bobcat and wild turkey are frequent visitors to my home. Through my paintings I hope to install a desire to conserve and protect these creatures and their habitats.


   I keep my colors vibrant and energetic, working with the textures of the backgrounds and the animal's fur and feathers - giving each a personality and life through my brush and palette knife.



   At home in the studio - 2014

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