photo of artistDuane Hada, Arkansas’ outdoor artist. As a working artist and passionate outdoorsman, I cannot think of any place better to live and work than my Ozark studio tucked away on a ridge close to the Buffalo River National Park. From this vantage point I experience daily the wonders of the Natural State. I never have to look far or ponder long for inspiration. As a native son of this rural landscape, I’ve become increasingly aware and protective of my corner of the planet and strive to keep the Ozark ecosystem the unique wild and beautiful place that defines who I am and what I paint. I feel great achievement when I paint from my own heart and passion and others identify with my efforts to capture a special time and place that I call home. Many of my favorite representational watercolor or acrylic paintings depict an unspoiled land of unmatched natural beauty; my Ozarks, quiet, intimate places I know well.

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