MEL DOBSON, Wildlife Artist
A member of THE SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS, Mel primarily paints wildlife subjects in their natural environment.
works in Scratchboard, Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic and Gouache.
Some of his
work has been reproduced as limited edition prints.
Raised on a ranch in Utah, he worked for the Washington State Department of Game for eighteen years prior to beginning a full time art career in the early 1970's.
In 1977 he
moved to Jackson hole, Wyoming.
has traveled throughout the western United States, Alaska, Canada, Africa, and Europe, studying and researching wildlife.
In 1984 he
started Wolfwalker Galleries in Sedona, Arizona and currently resides, during the winter months, in Oak Creek Canyon.
can be found on Wild Horse Island, in Flathead Lake, Montana during other seasons of the year.
The gathering of research material for his
work has taken Mel
to various parts of the world:
spent three months in Alaska and British Columbia, studied among others, grizzly, (brown) and black bears.