John Sill

John was born in the coastal plain of North Carolina in the small town of St. Pauls. He received a BS in wildlife biology from N.C. State University. John got his love of birds from his Aunt Della who had an abundant interest in all of creation. His father, a talented watercolor artist and an able naturalist, gave him instruction and encouraged him in his career.

John has worked as a freelance artist and illustrator since 1971. His art has been exhibited in highly acclaimed shows and appeared in a number of books and magazines. John has been the illustrator for the Bird Identification Calendar published by the Massachusetts Audubon Society since the project began in 1980. He is the instructor in the Field Sketching and Bird Illustration Workshop for the Institute for Field Ornithology sponsored by the American Birding Association. While the subjects of most of John’s work have been birds (both real and imagined), his illustrations for his wife Cathryn’s much awarded “About” series of children’s books have expanded his art to include other wildlife.

You can read more about John Sill and his work at his website www.johnsill.com

Products by John Sill

The following products include artwork and/or writing by John Sill. Most products are a collaboration of the wonderful artists and writers who have contributed to Acorn Designs over the years.

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Spring Awakening Small Journal

$15.00$16.00

Spring Awakening We often mark the coming of spring by the sights and sounds around us: the exciting return of Canada geese, the beauty and intoxicating scents of spring flowers, the relaxing chorus of spring peepers.  We are blessed with new life, youth and energy. People who spend time in the woods recognize a thrilling…

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Whooping Cranes Notecard

Whooping Cranes Journal

$20.00$21.00

Whooping Cranes (Grus americana) Whooping Cranes are one of the most stately birds in the world and the rarest crane on earth. The tallest birds in North America, Whooping Cranes reach five feet in height and their wingspan spreads more than seven feet. Adults are pure white with red cheeks and forehead, and show long…

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Wood Thrush Journal

$20.00$21.00

Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) In the wet, shaded deciduous woods of eastern North America, the melodious, flutelike "ee-oh-layo-lee" of this accomplished singer graces the forest landscape. Males sing frequently, especially in the morning and at dusk. Females sing a shorter version of the song when their nest is disturbed. During courtship, the female engages in…

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Wood Thrush Notecard

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Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) In the wet, shaded deciduous woods of eastern North America, the melodious, flutelike "ee-oh-layo-lee" of this accomplished singer graces the forest landscape. Males sing frequently, especially in the morning and at dusk. Females sing a shorter version of the song when their nest is disturbed. During courtship, the female engages in…

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Wood Thrush Small Journal

$15.00$16.00

Wood Thrush  (Hylocichla mustelina) In the deciduous woods of eastern North America, the melodious, flutelike “ee-oh-layo-ee” of this accomplished singer graces the forest landscape.  Males sing frequently, especially in the morning and at dusk.  Females sing a shorter version of the song when their nest is disturbed. The wood thrush places its cuplike nest of…

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