Lisa Loucks Christenson Author Statement

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lisa Loucks Christenson                                  

 ARTIST STATEMENT

"Most days I wear camouflage to work."––Lisa Loucks-Christenson/Wildlife Photographer, Filmmaker, and Author

I study and document Minnesota's wildlife; especially creatures of found in our wetlands and sloughs, along the rivers.

I photograph nature as I discover it I'm always writing notes, sketching, drawing, painting, or shooting stills or digital films of what I see during my field time visits, or even later, from my photos. 

I love writing books, creating e-books, filming, photographing, writing articles and taking thousands of pictures, painting, drawing art from what I see. I sell my art, cards, paintings, books, e-books, photos, at Peacock Books & Wildlife Art and Silver Lake Books.

 When I'm not in the field, I'm usually working on putting together a book, organizing photos, or working at one of my stores. I speak to audiences of all sizes and share the beauty of God's creation.

I took it literally when I found the words (paraphrasing here), "Follow me and I'll show you things the world can't see." He  really has shown me these things.

I shoot all weather through every season. I know, in part, the struggles for survival our wildlife experiences in our climate because I've walked alongside them, covering their stories as flash floods surrounded us; walked through the same blinding blizzards that came out of nowhere;  I've had to trust angels for safety when a wild animal encounters happened that I wasn't expecting.

I study how wildlife species co-exists, I love learning about their relationships between each other, how they alert each other to other creatures' presences, how the different species play and interact together,  how they outsmart or get caught and eaten by their predators, how they escape their prey.

I film and document these kinds of wildlife stories. When I'm at one of the stores, I love to share stories about the wildlife I study: their births, family life, struggles, first years, migrations, and their lives as I followed  them during their existence while here, and sometimes, sadly, their deaths. I believe we all have a story to share. ––Lisa Loucks-Christenson /Wildlife Photographer, Filmmaker, and Author