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Barry W. Van Dusen is an internationally recognized wildlife artist living in central Massachusetts. His articles and paintings have been featured in Bird Watcher's Digest, Birding, and Yankee magazines and he has illustrated a variety of natural history books and pocket guides in association with  the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

In 1994 Barry was elected a full member of London's Society of Wildlife Artists.  His work has been exhibited regularly in the prestigious Birds in Art Exhibition (Wausau, Wisconsin) as well as in many galleries in the United States and Europe.  At the invitation of the Artists for Nature Foundation,  Barry has travelled to Spain, Ireland, England, Israel , India and Peru, working alongside other wildlife artists to raise money for conservation of threatened habitats.

UPDATED: January 2017

“Birds are my favorite subjects, and my preferred medium is transparent watercolor, but you’ll find a great variety of nature subjects portrayed in a range of media here .”

“I love painting and drawing outdoors, and I always carry a sketchbook to record my observations of nature”  


From April 2013 through April 2014, artist Barry Van Dusen visited Tower Hill Botanic Garden 23 times, producing more than 40 watercolor paintings of flowers, birds, insects and landscapes...  

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Recent Exhibition:

THE NATURE OF TOWER HILL: an Artist’s Year in the Garden

NEW Mass Audubon BLOG features Barry Van Dusen’s travels and artwork!

Barry Van Dusen is the Museum of American Bird Art’s latest Artist-in-Residence, and he has been travelling around the state visiting the Society’s sanctuaries (read more). You can get a sneak peek at his paintings and the stories behind them by checking out his postings on MABA’s Taking Flight blog