An avid sportsman and recognized wildlife and big-game artist, Michael Sieve believes that the best wildlife art is inspired by actual experiences in the field. These real-life experiences, coupled with extensive research on the natural history of the area and species, plus photographs and specimens where possible, enable Sieve to create a successful painting that is both artistically interesting and naturally accurate.

When not traveling in search of material, Sieve resides in southeastern Minnesota’s bluff country, a region blessed with stunning scenery and abundant wildlife where he can observe deer, coyotes, turkeys, and grouse, all on a short walk from his front door.

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“At Crossed Paths–Wolves and Bison”


“Highland Bull–Elephant and Egrets”


“Down from the Ridge–Whitetail Deer”


“Battling Bulls–Caribou”


“Quick and Easy–Lion and Impalas”