Title of Art Piece: Over the Chilkats
Category: Painting – 2022
Student/Artist’s Name: Alain Soltys-Gray
School: Thunder Mountain High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

This is my 4th and final submission to the National Jr. Duck Stamp Competition. This is a very intense competition that calls for scientific accuracy to the water fowl, and the environment. Details are very important. I typically paint landscapes either from images, memory or plein air. Adding these Long Tailed ducks was a challenge and achieving a well balanced composition was rewarding.

Artwork Dimensions: 9 x 12 inches