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Travel with Canadian artist David Kitler to the remote jungles of Panama's Darien Province to learn about the magnificent but endangered Harpy Eagle - the world's most powerful bird.
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David's image featured in International Artist magazine
David's "Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel" has been selected as a finalist in the International Artist magazine, and received a full page feature.

Honourable Mention in ARC Salon
David's work once again received Honourable Mention in ARC Salon competition.

Another Image Receives Recognition
"Larger than Life - Turkey Vulture" was awarded Honourable Mention in online juried competition.

David's work featured in American Art Collector magazine
David's work is featured in November issue of American Art Collector magazine.

David receives award in International Artist magazine
David's image receives an award in International Artist magazine competition.

Medal of Excellence in the "Artists for Conservation" Festival
David's painting receives another Medal of Excellence during the 2014 "Artists for Conservation" Festival.

Harpy Eagle and AFC Flag Expedition featured in book
Harpy Eagle and David's AFC Flag Expedition are featured in National Birds of the World book.

David's work receives honourable mention
David's image receives Honourable Mention in Art Renewal Center (ARC) 2013/2014 International Salon Competition.

David's image is winner in Best of Acrylics competition
David's winning image to be included in AcrylicWorks 2.

Solar Power to Llano Bonito
David and his wife return to the Darien, bringing light to the school and families of Llano Bonito.

International Artist Magazine
David's work is once again featured in International Artist Magazine.

AFC Conservation Artist of the Month
David receives AFC Conservation Artist of the Month award.

International Artist Magazine
David's work is featured in International Artist Magazine

David's artwork is chosen for SAA's "Art and the Animal" National Tour.

Sketchbook Confidential 2
David's sketches featured in latest publication by North Light Books.

David's tips included in article
David's tips are included in The Artist's Magazine.

Listen to David's interview with Creative Catalyst Productions.

David is featured in The Artist's Magazine
David and his work are showcased in a Feature Article in The Artist's Magazine.

David is now on YouTube
Check out David's new YouTube channel.

Virtual Science Art Exhibition produced by Science Art-Nature
David's work to be part of virtual Science Art exhibition that is linked to symposia presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

We're on Facebook!
David is now on Facebook.

New Art Tip - Protecting the Final Painting
Read David's latest art tip on how to protect a finished painting.

David receives Medal of Excellence
David's "Madagascar - Creatures of the Night I" receives a
Medal of Excellence at "The Art of Conservation" Exhibit.

David featured in the Canadian Rockies Lifestyle and Tourism Guide
David and his work are featured in a three-part article in the Canadian Rockies Lifestyle and Tourism Guide.

Second Instructional DVD
David's second instructional DVD, "Reliable Results in Acrylics: A Medium Demystified," is now available to pre-order.

Another Drawing Technique Article Published in The Artist's Magazine
Another one of David's articles is published in the July/August 2010 issue of The Artist's Magazine.

Harpy Eagle painting continues to be used to support education
David Kitler's Harpy Eagle image continues to be used to support education and conservation efforts in Panama, fulfilling the objectives of his AFC Flag Expedition.

Harpy Eagle painting used to support conservation education
David's AFC Flag Expedition continues to have an impact, this time in conjunction with the Audubon Society in Panama.

Kitler's article on drawing technique is published in the The Artist's Magazine
David's article, "Draw Realistic Animals", has been published in the July/August 2009 issue of The Artist's Magazine as part of their "Drawing Board" column.

David Return from Expedition follow-up trip to Panama
David has returned from another trip to the remote Embera village of Llano Bonito, which "hosted" the Kitlers during their Flag Expedition to Panama in 2005. David also visited Panama City's Metropolitan Park to deliver a live trap and other supplies that were donated to help with their wildlife rehabilitation work.

David is Juror in The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition
Kitler to serve as Juror in The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition.

Kitler to Return to Panama in February 2009
Kitler is returning to Panama to deliver supplies and help with building project.

Collector's Edition of Flag Expedition Journal
The AFC releases a Collector's Edition of Kitler's Flag Expedition Journal.

Guided Trip to Brazil
Join the Kitlers on a naturalist's dream trip to Brazil in June 2009.

Kitlers Spend Two Months Exploring Southern Africa and Madagascar
David and his wife have just returned from an unforgettable two-month trip that included South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Madagascar.

David Kitler Wins First Place in The Artist's Magazine Competition
David Kitler's "Harpy Eagle Montage" was awarded FIRST PLACE in the Animal/Wildlife category during The Artist's Magazine 24th Annual Art Competition.

David's first instructional DVD on basic drawing techniques now available
David's instructional DVD "Draw with Confidence - From Basic to Brilliant" is now available.

Revised Wish List for Panama
Besides the ongoing need for school supplies and other everyday basic items, the villagers of Llano Bonito (who we met during the AFC Flag Expedition - www.natureartists.com/flagexpeditions) have made a few special requests.

David Guest Artists at 2007 Baillie Birdathon
David had the honour of being invited by Bird Studies Canada to be the Guest Artist for the 2007 Baillie Birdathon, and participants’ t-shirts prominently displayed his “Osprey Juvenile Preliminary Sketch.”

WNAG Flag Expedition Follow-Up: Harpy Eagle Update
The Kitlers wanted to take advantage of their trip to Llano Bonito to visit the Harpy Eagle nesting site where they had spent so much time 14 months earlier. The then-chick should be around 18 months old and, although it might still be dependent on its parents for food, those feeding visits would likely be a week or more apart. The Kitlers were not holding any hope of actually seeing the birds, but a trip to the area would hopefully provide more information.

WNAG Flag Expedition Follow-Up: Delivery of School Supplies
The impact of the first-ever AFC (formerly WNAG) Flag Expedition continues. It is Monday, March 12. In a remote village in the Panamanian Darien jungle, a few lucky kids are starting the school year with brand new backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc.

Kitler Seminar at the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology
Streaming video of David's presentation at the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology can now be viewed online.

WNAG Flag Expedition Follow-Up: Delivery of Supplies
Once they returned to Canada after the December 2005 WNAG Flag Expedition, the Kitlers started recounting their experiences in Panama, with the Harpy Eagle, and the natives. Within days of telling his students (David is also an art instructor), after the interviews on CBC Radio, and in response to their newsletter, donations of school supplies and baseball equipment started pouring in. David and Ly now have over 200 lbs of supplies that they will be personally delivering to the villagers of Llano Bonito.

Ducks Unlimited Canada National Art Program
Three of David's images have been chosen from close to 700 entries for inclusion in the 2007 Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) National Art Print Portfolio. The images have been combined into one print, "Songbird Trio", and David is honoured to be a part of this program once again.

New Instructional DVDs
David is working with Creative Catalyst Productions to develop a series of instructional DVDs. The first two will focus on drawing and acrylic techniques.

Kitler Winner in The Artist's Magazine Annual Competition
Two of David N. Kitler's pieces have received special recognition in the The Artist's Magazine 23rd Annual Art Competition.

WNAG Flag Expedition Update - School Supplies for the Children of Llano Bonito
During the first WNAG Flag Expedition, David and his wife had the privilege to be the first ever "outsiders" to stay at the Embera village of Llano Bonito. When we asked the natives about their needs, the only concern brought up related to the children. We promised we would try to help. In nature, everything is dependent on something else for survival. As humans, we also depend on each other and, moreover, nature's survival depends on all of us working together. When we help the natives, it gives them the means to continue protecting the forest. Please read on to find out how to be a part of this effort.

Arts for the Parks Mini 100
Three of David's pieces were accepted at the 2006 Arts for the Parks "Mini 100 Contest Show & Sale".

Artists for the New Century
David was honoured to receive a special invitation to participate in the Artists for the New Century exhibition at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont.

Guided trip to Brazil a success
David and his wife Ly (pronounced "Lee") led a 2-week trip to Brazil, where participants had the chance to experience some of the most spectacular settings in the continent.

New site for first WNAG Flag Expedition launched
The new WNAG Flag Expedition #1 site is now up and running. Check it out by visiting the main WNAG site (www.natureartists.com) and following the links.

Artist's Proofs of Rocky Mountain Eye II now available
David was selected as the Ducks Unlimited Alberta 2005 Artist of the Year, with his "Rocky Mountain Eye II" piece. Fifty Artist's Proofs of the image are now available for sale.

WNAG Flag Expedition reaches successful completion
David has just returned from the jungles of Panama, where he spent one month observing, studying, and gathering reference material on the Harpy Eagle and its habitat.

Lemur Miniature awarded First Place in Fall Art Show
David's "Lemur Miniature" piece was chosen by artist-juror Susan Bourdet as the First Place winner in the Creative Catalyst Productions online Fall Art Show.

Article featuring David's work in upcoming issue of Wildlife Art magazine
Watch for the upcoming Conservation issue of Wildlife Art magazine (Jan/Feb 2006) for an article featuring David's work and the first WNAG Flag Expedition.

Additional support received for WNAG Flag Expedition
The first ever WNAG Flag Expedition is being primarily funded and made possible by the Worldwide Nature Artists Group (WNAG) through the recently established WNAG Flag Expeditions Program, for which David is extremely grateful. Besides the WNAG, however, there are several other individuals and organizations who have also played an important part in supporting the Expedition and helping to ensure its success.


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