About the Illustrator

Diane Marie Jacky’s love of birds and other animals stimulated her natural talents as an artist at a very young age. By the time she was in college studying art, Diane’s life-like and technically accurate pigeon illustrations had won her plenty of respect as an illustrator and her professional career has been on a meteoric path for the past 30-plus years. Diane has created artworks for clients of all kinds. Her major projects include hundreds of oil paintings published in the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection, as well as many pigeon standards. Dian’s works also grace the covers and pages of many hatchery catalogs (and websites) including Murray McMurray, Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms and Welp Hatchery. For more on Diane Jacky and to obtain original works or prints, point your browser to www.dianejacky.com.

Hank Will raises hair sheep, heritage cattle and many varieties of open-pollinated corn with his wife, Karen, on their rural Osage County, Kansas farm. His home life is a perfect complement to his professional life as editor in chief at GRIT and Capper’s Farmer magazines. Connect with him on .

Published on Sep 1, 2007

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