A select offering of products designed by Aleta Karstad.

We are featuring them in our store for others to enjoy.

 

 

ALETA KARSTAD is an artist of the out of doors. With her husband, biologist Fred Schueler, she has been exploring and documenting nature in Canada for over 40 years. Since 2009, her blog has showcased the results of their art and exploration.

 

Here, science, art, and conservation come together. Aleta's paintings glow as you scroll through her online gallery and blog, and there are many surprises, as her subjects are not all landscapes! Equally enthralling are accounts of how she does them. Alongside the art are journals of adventures in on-site "en plein air" painting, and new discoveries of rare species, invasive aliens, and ecological change.

in 2018, Aleta's work is celebrated by the Canadian Wildlife Federation's Robert Bateman Award. Since 2010 she has been "Artist in Residence" at the New Brunswick Museum's BiotaNB surveys, resulting in a growing body of Karstad paintings in the museum's collection. Drawing artists together to paint outdoors to inspire and raise funds for wilderness protection is a passion for Aleta. She instigated, planned, and participated in artists' retreats with the Ottawa Valley chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society in 2017 and 2018, sparking locally the growing global movement of artists protecting natural areas. 

Aleta is a member of the international association of Artists For Conservation, and a lifetime member of her local artists guild, as well as being active on committees for wildlife conservation at South Nation Conservation and the Ottawa Field Naturalist Society. 

Join in discussion by leaving comments on Aleta's blog of paintings and journals, and purchase Karstad paintings here to support art & science in the exploration of Canada.

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These items are pre-printed as you see them and cannot be further customized.

Prices are set by the artists and designers themselves.

 

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Nature Playing Cards #1
New!

Nature Playing Cards #1

The Black-Capped Chickadee

 

Classic standard playing cards featuring watercolours by award-winning Canadian nature artist Aleta Karstad.

Starts at $ 12.95CAD
Nature Playing Cards #2
NEW

Nature Playing Cards #2

Pacific Tree Frog with Violets

 

Classic standard playing cards featuring watercolours by award-winning Canadian nature artist Aleta Karstad.

Starts at $ 12.95CAD
Nature Playing Cards #3
New!

Nature Playing Cards #3

Western Grey Squirrel                      

 

Classic standard playing cards featuring watercolours by award-winning Canadian nature artist Aleta Karstad.

Starts at $ 12.95CAD
Nature Playing Cards #4
New!

Nature Playing Cards #4

Round Hickorynut Mussel

 

Classic standard playing cards featuring watercolours by award-winning Canadian nature artist Aleta Karstad.

Starts at $ 12.95CAD
Nature Match
Just Launched !

Nature Match

 

Challenge your memory by matching pairs of birds, mammals, fish, insects, and shells. A learning experience for all ages as the NatureMatch booklet explains what is special about each creature. 
 
Winner of the Canadian Nature Federation's ROBERT BATEMAN AWARD, Aleta Karstad has selected 36 of her favourite wildlife portraits in watercolour to share her fascination with nature's enchanting diversity. 
 
 

Welcome to NatureMatch

Engage your friends and family with this simple memory game in the age-old tradition of "Concentration". Find the match to each delicately painted bird, mammal, fish, amphibian, or insect, as you learn their names and what makes each species special.


A hands-on nature experience indoors or out
exercise your memory with exquisite nature portraits

In these times of increasing electronic  information and recreation, people of all ages need to get offline to enjoy the tactile experience of a hands-on game once in a while - maybe even often!

This is a stocking item and cannot be customized at this time.