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Ram Papish

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Join the Lane County Audubon Society on March 26, Tuesday, at 7 pm for an enlightening program by artist Ram Papish. He will describe his journey from his early days painting birds at South Eugene High School to his current professional work. He specializes in illustration of interpretive signs, books, and posters.

Ram Papish paintingThis program will display many of his illustrations and explore his techniques for creating a wide variety of wildlife art. His art can be found in many places along the Oregon coast. He has also illustrated several bird books, including two children’s books. He has done wonderful ceramics and marvelous sculptures. This Audubon program will give us a peek behind the process that brings so much information to our understanding of nature and birds.

Ram Papish, a professional bird enthusiast, combines his education in fine art with his experiences working as a field biologist to create artistic and accurate wildlife images.

For 20+ field seasons, Ram studied birds and other wildlife in Panama, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Florida, Texas, and remote islands in Alaska. In 2012 he retired from the “bio bum” lifestyle to concentrate on his first love: wildlife art. His illustrations appear in many other books and publications, including the Handbook of Oregon Birds. His work is featured in the Kelp Forest Gallery in Depoe Bay and North by Northwest Gallery in Cannon Beach.

Ram also enjoys writing mysteries, acting in Shakespeare plays, international travel, fantasy football, and watching musicals. His major achievements include appearing in the 2024 “Chicken Daddies” calendar. He lives in Toledo, Oregon, on six wooded acres with his fabulous wife, eight bird feeders, eight nest boxes, eight chickens, and one chia pet.

This program will be presented on Tuesday, March 26, at the Campbell Center (155 High Street near Skinner Butte Park). Doors open at 6:30 for social time. The program begins promptly at 7:00. For map, see calendar.

A Zoom link will also be available, appearing on the LCAS website about a week before the program. Past programs are posted there too, about a week after.