David A. Footer Wilderness & Wildlife Artist - Lewiston, ME 04240

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David A. Footer Wilderness & Wildlife Artist
For over 63 years, David Footer has been involved with nature and wildlife on many levels.

In these early years as a young trapper, Dave learned the habits of wildlife and the balance of nature. After 50 years of work, Dave Footer has developed an international reputation in the fine art of spectacular fish mounting. Since 1994, his art has been on the covers of Maine Fish and Wildlife, Canada's Eastern Woods and Waters, and in 2002, a 13-page feature story was published in the Art of Angling Journal. His work has been of interest to numerous other publications over the years, ranging from fly- fishing magazines, books and newspapers, and most recently in a pictorial publication from the Images of America series, titled "Rangeley Lakes Region," by Don Palmer, President of the Rangeley Region Guides' & Sportsmen's Association. Palmer gives Dave credit for carrying on the mastery of the taxidermy craft, handed down to him from Herb Welch. Notably, Welch's work at a recent auction in Maine sold for tens of thousands of dollars. Welch has been considered by many to be the best taxidermist of his day.

Perhaps most importantly of all, Dave has gained recognition for his devotion to helping and supporting many programs dedicated to the use and protection of the great outdoors. He has received both the "Award of Merit" and "Certificate of Appreciation" from the "Hooked on Fishing, Not On Drugs" program from The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Maine Warden Service. Maine's chapter of The Izaak Walton League, as well as many chapters of Trout Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited throughout the state and country, recognize Dave for his outstanding support and generosity through his art. Dave hopes to share with you some of the special moments in nature; whether it's through his paintings, prints, fish mountings, or other works of art.

151 Golder Road
Lewiston, ME 04240
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