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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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.
Musquash Bog Jigsaw Puzzle
'Musquash Bog' Jigsaw Puzzle
This is a 250 piece, 10 x 16 inch jigsaw puzzle featuring an original oil painting by award-winning Canadian artist Aleta Karstad.
Follow Aleta’s brush to piece together her intricate painting of a Sphagnum bog in bloom, with Bog Laurel, Pitcher Plants, and Cloudberries ripening to perfection!
Starts at $ 14.95CAD