Richard Clifton - Wildlife Artist and Conservationist

Richard Clifton was born in Delaware in 1961. He lives on a historic family farm adjoining the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, where he is surrounded by inspiration for his art. He is a self-taught wildlife artist who has chosen acrylics as his medium. Waterfowl being one of his favorite subjects, he has painted fortyfour duck stamps from various states and countries, including the 1996 Australian Duck Stamp and the 2007-2008 U.S. federal Duck Stamp.

Clifton's work has been displayed in many of the top wildlife art shows throughout the country, including the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, and the Easton Waterfowl Festival, as well as appearing on magazine covers, a beer stein for Coors brewing company, shotguns for Ducks Unlimited, and on other art-related products. His work has been chosen several times for the Ducks Unlimited National Art Package and for National Rifle Association projects as well. He has been named artist of the year for various conservation groups, and his art continues to raise money for these agencies. He is a casual birder and an avid hunter of waterfowl, deer and upland game and uses his experiences in the field as inspiration for his work.

SC Duck Stamps

Artist Richard Clifton

Artist Richard Clifton

The South Carolina Migratory Waterfowl Stamp & Print Program (PDF)