Wild Turkey, 42" x 24" Oil on Canvas

“We chased a longbeard all morning, while he simply chased his hens … upon returning to my studio, I decided to paint that longbeard and his hens marching right into our laps.”

The North Carolina mountains are incredible in the spring and I look forward to hunting there every year. One morning my buddy Shae and I were hunting north of Boone, NC atop one of these mountains in a pasture that had a view of Grandfather Mountain in the distance. We chased a longbeard all morning, while he simply chased his hens. So I snapped a few reference pics of the scenery and upon returning to my studio, I decided to paint that longbeard and his hens marching right into our laps with the profile of Grandfather Mountain in the distance.