Jim Killen - Wildlife Artist and Conservationist

A master artist, avid sportsman, and dedicated conservationist, Jim Killen has reaped national and international awards, including being honored three times as "International Artist of the Year" for Ducks Unlimited. Jim merges his passion for the outdoors into every facet of his life. He spends hours with his camera recording the beauty and serenity of the great outdoors with his own sporting dogs by his side. "I feel a closeness to dogs... I have hunted with some great dogs and painted them as well... I know the dedication that exists between an owner and their dog."

The distinctive style and quality of Jim's original paintings, along with his wealth of knowledge and experience makes for an extraordinary combination. His art has generated millions of dollars for numerous conservation groups such as Ducks Unlimited International, Pheasants Forever, Quail Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was also named Southeastern Wildlife Expo "Artist of the Year" in 1987.

Born and raised in Minnesota, the pheasant fields and prairie potholes inspired him to strive to preserve these gifts of nature for future generations. Jim's studio overlooks the 160 acres he developed into a wildlife management area focusing on waterfowl, pheasant, wild turkey and deer. A favorite project for Jim is perpetuating the forest and has planted more than 30,000 trees on his property.

SC Duck Stamps Series 2007-2012

Artist Jim Killen

"I feel fortunate to love what I do every day and hope to bring a sense of joy or recapture a cherished memory for the people who view my art... for this I truly feel blessed by God!" - JIM KILLEN



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