Wildlife is an important part of Maine’s identity, but many species are of high conservation concern. We’re highlighting a few at-risk species in this special coloring section provided by talented Maine artist Toki Oshima. We invite you to get creative, and send us your finished “artwork” care of Allison Wells, 3 Wade Street, Augusta, ME 04330, or a photo thereof emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to help us create a special collection that we’ll post online. You’ll then be entered into a drawing for NRCM gear!
About the Artist: “I have always loved to draw and paint since I was a child, along with my 3 brothers. I was very lucky to have art classes all the way through school. In art school my first focus was ceramics, then I majored in graphic design, but really most of all I am an illustrator. I drew on my pots and integrated drawing into my graphics. For almost 30 years, I have been MOFGA’s illustrator, and during that time have done freelance artwork for mostly nonprofits and some newspapers. You can see my notecards and calendars, as well as freelance work, at TokiArt.com. Drawing for me is a way to see the world, or reimagine it, and to express the simple joy of living this life.” —Toki Oshima