Donald L. Malick Photo by Randy Simons

The sampling of vignettes featured are the original illustrations Don produced for the Raptor Education Foundation’s first book: Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Owls of America (1984) with text by Frances Hamerstrom. The original book (below right) was expanded with more illustrations (below left) and additional text.  It is now in most dramatic revision.   Don’s artistic lineage comes from the line of G.M. Sutton, and L.A. Fuertes, and he is the last of  the line of natural history museum artists whose field experiences are unmatched in today’s contemporary world.

American Kestrel: All paintings are acrylic on illustration board. Board Image Area : 8.5″ x 11″

                                  Ferruginous Hawk


Swallow-tailed Kite

Prairie Falcon              :

Peregrine Falcon

Red-tailed Hawk