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Alanna Painting

Wildlife Memories Gallery, located in Harrisville (Marquette County) Wisconsin, is home to wildlife artists Alanna and Jim Thays.  Alanna has gained national recognition for her precise recreation of wildlife in her paintings and drawings.  Selected as the overwhelming favorite by Wisconsin voters, Alanna's depiction of a wolf against a full moon became the design of Wisconsin's first endangered species automobile license plate.  In addition, this self-taught artist's painting "Winter Evening Cardinals" won the 1994 "Artist of the Year" award from the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation and became her first published print.  Since that time Alanna has published several wildlife prints, including prints published by
Whitetails Unlimited.   Alanna's painting "After the Season" became the Whitetails Unlimited 2002-2003 "Sponsor Print".  Alanna's custom pet portraits and wildlife collector ornaments have also become popular nation-wide.  Jim, a Medical Photographer/Illustrator, recently retired from a career in emergency Medical Service and is devoting much of his time to photographing and carving wild birdsJim Carving and ducks.  An avid sportsman, Jim's familiarity with anatomy and habitat of wild birds and animals provides him with first-hand knowledge to create wildlife photographs and lifelike carvings.  Alanna's paintings and Jim's photography and carvings are available for viewing and sale at Wildlife Memories Gallery.   Samples of Alanna and Jim's work are posted on this web site.