Watercolor Painting and Wildlife Photography by Pat Wolesky

For me, painting and photography are how I share with others the beauty of God’s creation that I see around me every day as I am hiking or snowshoeing. I try to reflect a small portion of that beauty in my paintings and in the photos I take.

I’d always had a desire to paint, so at 45 years old I took my first watercolor class at the Eagan Art House, and I continue to improve my watercolor painting skills each year.

I never set out to do wildlife photography, but when I got my Canon PowerShot SX10 IS with the 20X optical zoom I started taking it with me as I hiked, and taking photos of egrets and herons initially. I started going deeper into the woods and seeing ever more amazing creatures, and eventually published a book of my best photos.

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