This painting was commissioned by the Leonard J. Waxdeck's 24th Annual Bird Calling Contest that was held at the Piedmont High School Theater on May 21, 1987. The following evening the winners were featured on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Johnny held the artwork up on air for the television viewers and his audience during the show. This is the first time the artwork has been offered as a fine art print.
Mark Fredrickson has worked as an illustrator and fine artist for over 30 years. His paintings and digital art have appeared numerous times on the covers and inside of Time Magazine, Business Week, Industry Week, Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, The Village Voice, Mad Magazine and many others too numerous to mention. He has garnered many national awards for his work including a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators. Mark's cover art for the September 2008 Issue of Mad Magazine is included in Time's top 10 magazine covers of 2008. He has also illustrated many book covers, the poster for the Broadway Show, "Little Shop of Horrors," the posters for Morgan Spurlock's movie,"Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden" and "Dennis the Menace",...
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