Original Cardinal at Rest Painting by Phillip Powell (b. 1959) "At rest - Cardinal", signed lower right, painted in 1997. Professionally framed with forest green suede liner and gold molding. Measures in frame 14"x15 1/2"x1 1/2". Weight 2 pds 3 oz. From the mountains of Montana and Colorado to the creeks and woodlots of Kentucky, Phillip has spent his adult life capturing beautiful and sometimes intimate images of wildlife and landscapes with his paint brushes. Phillip was born in Paducah, KY on May 12, 1959. He grew up on a dairy farm in Ballard County, Kentucky, just south of LaCenter, where his love of nature began. Phillip learned at an early age the meaning of hard work but he also gained an admiration of and in fact a passion for wildlife and its relationship with the environment. He developed an acute awareness of details and became familiar with the habits of and the interactions between flora and fauna of the Midwest. While he was attending Murray State University, majoring in agriculture, Phillip discovered his artistic talents. His love of nature “naturally” merged with his talent and he became a professional artist in 1986. Phillip has shown his work throughout the midwest and east coast. He was honored by being commissioned to paint the 1992 and the 1997 Kentucky Duck Stamps. He has provided art for many Kentucky Ducks Unlimited functions and was Artist of the Year for Alabama Ducks Unlimited in 1990. Phillip was also commissioned to paint the first and second annual official prints for the Paducah Dogwood Trail.