Clinton Jammer, AFC
About the Artist
Self-taught Canadian wildlife and nature artist, Clinton Jammer, was born and raised in Port Perry, Ontario. He is a Signature Member of the Artists for Conservation Foundation, a member of the Society of Animal Artists, and a longstanding supporter of Ducks Unlimited and the World Wildlife Fund.
Clinton's paintings are frequently exhibited at the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival, and have been featured at both the Artists for Conservation Foundation Annual Art Festival as well as the Society of Animal Artists annual Art and the Animal Exhibition & Tour. His paintings have also been selected numerous times for the Ducks Unlimited National Art Portfolio and the Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Print Programs. In 2003, Clinton was chosen as the Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year for his loon painting entitled "Silent Passing". In 2011, his loon painting entitled "Turbulent Waters" was featured at the Artists for Conservation Foundation Annual Art Festival and was also chosen for the front cover of their 2012 Environmental Calendar. One of Clinton’s newest eagle paintings entitled “Lost Legacy” was featured at the Artists for Conservation Foundation 2012 Annual Art Festival and in the 35th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibit at the 2012 Buckhorn Fine Art Festival. Most recently, his paintings “Turbulent Waters” and “Time Out” have been chosen as the Ducks Unlimited 2013 National Sponsor Prints.
Today, Clinton lives with his wife, Rae-Anne, a Certified Wellness Coach and owner of Pathways Health Promotion, and paints full-time from his home studio overlooking a 20-acre wooded country property in Southern Ontario.
Clinton In His Own Words
"I was into art as far back as 3 or 4 years of age, but it wasn't until my late 20s after attending a teaching seminar in Alaska under the guidance of world-renowned wildlife artists John Seery-Lester, Alan Hunt and Morten Solberg that I began to approach painting seriously. Since that life-changing experience, my artistic talent has expanded, strengthened and deepened solely through self-taught, ‘trial and error’ learning.
My paintings reflect the strong influence nature has always had on my life. Fishing, canoeing, portaging and camping have been my hobbies since I was a child, with each excursion leaving fond and powerful memories etched into my soul. Today, I share my artistic passions with a penchant for the ‘latest and greatest’ photographic equipment, which I use to gather one-on-one photo-documentation of the subject matter for my artwork. Add to this some fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime trips across the globe, and I now have the fuel I need to create beautiful paintings as well as the inspiration to continually improve.
My favourite photographic expeditions (so far) include Alaska, British Columbia, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Colombia, St. Lucia, Costa Rica and Yellowstone National Park. My winter trip to Yellowstone in 2009 rewarded me with many incredible photographic firsts. I felt like I was in the best place at the best time with the best equipment. The geothermal activity throughout the park, the open rivers and rugged mountains, the mists and ice effects on the trees, the semi-desert-like vegetation (and, of course, the large numbers of wildlife at every turn) provided a truly once in a lifetime experience. On the opposite side of the spectrum, my photo expedition in December 2010 to the Osa Peninsula at the southernmost tip of Costa Rica — considered one of the most bio-intense places on earth — blessed me again with many truly awesome and unforgettable moments, as did my trip to coastal British Columbia in September 2011. Currently, I am anxiously looking forward to my 2-week excursion in July 2013 to South Africa and Botswana, from which I plan to create a new body of work depicting the majesty of Africa’s Big 5 animals and the unmistakable beauty of the African landscape.
Over the years, many people have asked me why I paint. I paint as a visual expression of my passion and appreciation for wildlife and nature. I believe we are all stewards of nature, and my goal is to help protect and preserve our natural environment by painting images of its unique creatures and untouched landscapes so that when viewed, they not only tell a story, but also elicit a feeling.”
Awards and Honours
Clinton Jammer is widely recognized for his diverse portfolio of detailed, photo-realistic wildlife and landscape paintings. His award-winning artwork has received numerous accolades nationally and internationally.
Pride of Yellowstone painting is selected for the 2013 America’s Parks Through the Beauty of Art Exhibition
Lost Legacy and Tree Dweller paintings are featured at the Artists for Conservation Foundation 2012 Annual Art Festival
Turbulent Waters painting is featured at the Artists for Conservation Foundation 2011 Annual Art Festival
Clinton Jammer receives Associate Member status in the Society of Animal Artists
Montana Morning and The River’s Edge paintings are featured at the Artists for Conservation Foundation 2010 Annual Art Festival
Clinton Jammer receives Artist Member status in the Society of Canadian Artists
Clinton Jammer receives Signature Member status in the Artists for Conservation Foundation
Clinton Jammer is honoured by Bowne of Canada as they receive the Ontario Printing & Imaging Association’s “Award of Excellence” for the printing reproduction of his painting Silent Passing