I was fortunate to find these bison resting just on the other side of the roadside fence where I could paint them at liesure. This Indiana TNC preserve hosts the bison in an 1,100 acre prairie being created in the former lake bottom of Beaver lake – drained a century ago for agriculture.
- Learn about the Efroymson Restoration (the location of this painting) at Kankakee Sands.
- Location of painting: https://goo.gl/maps/pK9LRvUa35w5SDFv9
Painted on location. Canvas mounted to hardboard.
May 1 - September 12, 2021
Chicago Botanic Garden
September 22, 2021
HQ Barn at Nachusa Grasslands
Franklin Grove, Illinois
Picturing the Prairie: A Vision of Restoration
Published in conjunction with Philip’s 2021 exhibition at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Contributors include: Philip Juras, artist and author; Hank Paulson, foreword; and Stephen Packard, essay. Published by Little Bluestem Press, Athens, GA, 2021.