Dave Hayes, watercolors & oils



I am interested in helping preserve the nation’s dwindling legacy of wild lands and native wildlife.  Public lands are suffering from mismanagement of forests, rivers, the sagebrush/steppe, and desert ecosystems.  I especially like to paint wildlife and sporting themes.  I also paint commission works particularly sporting dogs of my hunting friends.

Profits from the sale of my work benefit Wildlands Defense and Advocates for the West, Idaho non-profits dedicated to protecting and improving the ecological and aesthetic qualities of wildlands and wildlife communities in the western United States.


After retiring from a career with the US Forest Service, I graduated with a BFA (sculpture and painting) from Boise State University.  I have attended three workshops by the late Charles Reid, a nationally renowned watercolor painter.  I have been a member of the Art Source Gallery in Boise for two years. I was the featured artist at ASG in November last year. I had a recent show of oil paintings at the BSU Student Union Trueblood Gallery. My works are also on display at the gallery Rooted in Nature in Hailey, Idaho.

To contact Dave, you may email him at hayesdb262@hotmail.com.