Dwayne Harty is one of North America’s leading wildlife artists. Artist in residence at the Murie Center in Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson Hole Art Association with a studio at the Community Center for the Arts of Jackson Hole in 2010, he has just completed three years of field studies of wildlife from Wyoming to the Canadian north as part of the major exhibition: “Yellowstone to Yukon: the Journey of Wildlife and Art” mounted in collaboration with the Jackson’s National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.

The Yellowstone to Yukon: the Journey of Wildlife and Art launches an investigation into artistic representations of the Yellowstone to Yukon corridor with an exhibition of paintings and sculpture depicting the region and bevy of its wilder inhabitants, Accompanying art from the permanent collections of both museums, an innovative field program has sent contemporary artist Dwayne Harty into the field to capture and discover anew majestic landscape and its bountiful wildlife population.

Dwayne is a gifted field study painter who then brings his plein air sketches made while horse packing, hiking or rafting in the wilderness back to his studio for the preparation of major paintings. For three summers, Dwayne traveled and painted in some of the most remote regions of the area, capturing scenes that few, if any, painters have sketched firsthand.

Yellowstone to Yukon: the Journey of Wildlife and Art was showing at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming, USA, from May 15 to August 21, 2011, and at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alberta, Canada from June to November 2012. For a preview, view Y2Y's Online Art Exhibition.

Dwayne is the featured artist at this year's acclaimed Jackson Hole Fall Art Festival from September 8 to 18, 2011. Dwayne will be participating in four events throughout the show, including an art auction and poster signing. Not only will you be able to see his work, but you'll be able to relish in the adventure stories behind the creation of each canvas as Dwayne describes his artwork and travels through the mountain corridor from Pinedale Wyoming to the Arctic Circle, Yukon Territory. Dwayne's work is even featured on this year's commemorative wine bottle. For more information, please download the event brochure.