Blakney, Donald

Most of Donald Blackney’s work is directed at conservation efforts, citing how he manages the 38-acre place where he lives with ponds and streams to keep it as habitat for wildlife. He continues his many years of studying animals in the wild where he has taken more than 1,000 slide photos for use in his paintings. His painting of three grouses called “The Triple” that he painted for the Rough Grouse Society in 2003 will make the October cover of Ultimate Outdoors. His efforts in conservation have also included donating hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of art work to sportsmen’s and conservation organizations.