Raised in the southeast with its swamplands, farmlands and coastlands as his play ground he learned to enjoy and love nature. Still inspired to paint the subjects of his youth from time to time his true love is the west and its wildlife .Believing that you can only truly paint from direct observation and experience his studies in the field has made him an artist with a unique knowledge of nature and its wildlife and a lot of studies to put on canvas.
All my artwork is copyrighted with all rights reserved.
For originals please visit my website: allan-drake.pixles.com
Here are a few of his experiences:
- At age 14, lost for 3 days in a cypress swamp
- Lost above timber line in whiteout conditions
- Had a water moccasin swim up and rest on his leg when he was setting in a swamp painting
- Face to face with a grizzly in Alaska
-Once trapped between a cow moose and her calf with only a pine tree for protection
North American Animals