“A Quick Look” by Ken Carlson

“A Quick Look”

Oil on board

13 x 10 in.


About the artist:

Ken Carlson was born and raised in Minnesota and now resides in the hill country of central Texas. Following art school training, he began his career as a commercial illustrator. In 1968, he put aside commercial work to devote fulltime to painting wildlife. A critical element of Carlson’s work has always been first-hand observation of his wildlife subjects. Each fall, he travels to Alaska, the western prairies, the Canadian Rockies or to Africa to study animals in their varied habitat.

Western Visions® is the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s largest and longest running fundraiser, with a variety of exciting events. The show features a wide selection of art for sale. Western Visions® painters and sculptors participate in the art portion of the show and sale and as many as 2,000 people attend the events.

Read more about Ken at https://www.wildlifeart.org/artists/ken-carlson/

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


  1. My family has a huge oil painting of a moose that Ken Carlson did gave to my parent’s as a wedding gift.they divorced many years ago just curious the value. looked at his many pieces and it looks like it is one of a kind.

  2. I have a framed Ken Carlson pencil drawing of a falcon, it isn’t just one color pencil. Also is signed. The falcon apparently is known about in California. Very curious to know it’s value.


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