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: March, 2016
“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
“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
THE NATURE OF TOWER HILL: an Artist’s Year in the Garden
NEW Mass Audubon BLOG features Barry Van Dusen’s fieldwork
Barry Van Dusen is the Museum of American Bird Art’s newest Artist in Residence,
and he will be 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’sTaking Flight blog