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“Wine Taster”, E. chipmunk

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Carol Decker


Thank you everyone for a great and successful show!


CAROL DECKER and the Wildlife Art Studio are happy to make donations to the Branchville Hose Co. # 1 and the Frankford Township Fire Department as a result of our 2012 Wildlife Weekend Art Show held at Olde Lafayette Village, Nov 10-13.  Many thanks to all who attended and purchased art making it possible to donate $1000.00 to each fire department,  and also a raffle print to each department to raise additional funds.


Carol Decker and the Wildlife Art Studio is happy to announce a donation made recently to the Blue Ridge Rescue Squad of $2000.00 as a result of the Wildlife Weekend XVI 2011 Holiday Art Show at Olde Lafayette Village in November. Many thanks to all the wonderful people who came to the show and helped support this gift donation.


“Glass Jars” by Sarah Lynn Bachmann

Visit  Sarah Lynn Bachmann (Decker) Photography ( for more photographs from this award winning artist.



Wildlife Artist, Carol Decker will deliver the keynote speech at the Birding & Nature Festival at 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, Sussex County NJ.  The title of this presentation is called “From Her Heart To The Canvas”. The program explores Carol’s journey in art from age twelve to the present day and everything that has occurred in between. Carol will share with you how she works, her tools, technology, journaling, her ideas and some of her secrets with a program visit to her studio and gallery.  She will also cover her experience with the business of publishing and licensing and copyrights. Most of the body of her work is self taught and she will conclude the program with a selection of show paintings.  The artist will also have a small selection of her art on exhibit in the Conservatory on Sunday.  Don’t miss it!

This event will be held June 11th-June 12th at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, Sussex, NJ


Hi Carol, here is a great big thank you for an amazing program.  It was all I expected-and a lot more.  In addition to being extremely organized, it was chock full of information and personal insights.  Every single person had only great things to say afterwards.  You really nailed it!  I loved seeing the ideas and images that generated your beautiful paintings.  I am so very grateful you agreed to doing the program for us- and now you have something to go on the road with!!  I know– no time….

Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you so very much again for consenting to join us and share your wonderful life experiences.  We’ll talk soon!  Donna


Hi Carol,

I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation yesterday at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.  It was wonderful to hear about your early beginnings, and see how much you’ve grown as an artist from there.  I connect to your work, because of my lifelong love of nature and wildlife.  You capture both so beautifully in your art.  I have 6 of your framed prints hanging in my home, which I have enjoyed for many years.

I’ve heard the saying, “Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life.”  It was nice to have someone that epitomizes that philosophy share her experiences with us yesterday…thank you!

Keep creating the wonderful works of art that you do!  See you in November.



P.S.  The food was delicious too!  What a special and enjoyable event!


“Crying Out Loud”

A special Mother’s Day auction for May 6th through May 8th is planned for several items including  this #1 “Crying Out Loud” s/n print to benefit the North American Bear Center. Auction was a great success raising $2290.00



Since 1995 artist Carol Decker in cooperation with Olde Lafayette Village, has donated a portion of the proceeds from each annual art show held at the Village Hall in Lafayette, NJ.  The artist has donated thousands of dollars over the years to a different local charity as a result of these  shows, and thanks Olde Lafayette Village, and everyone who attended and supported the shows making these donations possible.

Among the local non-profits that have benefited over the years are:




GINNIE’S HOUSE, A Child Advocacy

BIRTH HAVEN, Support for New Mothers


MADD, Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers

SAMARITAN HOUSE, Sanctuary for the Homeless




DASI, Domestic Abuse Services


“Red Letter Day” N. Cardinals

Wildlife Weekend 2010 Art Show an amazing success, thank you everyone!!

Sarah L. Decker Award Winning Photography for Sale!

© Sarah Lynn Decker, 2010


“Lily and Hope” By Carol Decker © 2010

Image Size 18×24 Original Acrylic Painting.

Prints Available -Edition Size: 350 Signed & Numbered Giclee paper


This original painting was presented to the North American Bear Center by artist, Carol Decker for public display and fund raising  to benefit the educational exhibit and research projects.


Lily and her cub Hope served as ambassadors for the black bear through the den cam set up by the Wildlife Research Institute  and the NABC showing the live birth of her cub on January 22, 2010 over the internet.  She was watched by thousands of people worldwide and garnered a Facebook page with over 98,000 fans keeping track of that journey until she left the winter den with her cub in late March.  Many people witnessed the cub’s birth and the further educational behavior of a “hibernating” mother bear. Lily has taught thousands of people about black bear behavior watching the live den cam.


Prints available exclusively from artist, Carol Decker (see Paintings Page, Black Bears)  and the  NABC at:  http://


Carol Decker Paints Ornaments for White House Christmas Tree

Release Date: Monday, December 17, 2007

Superintendent John J. Donahue has announced that Carol Decker of Branchville, New Jersey, was selected to paint ornaments representing the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Delaware National Scenic River for the White House Christmas tree this year.

The White House holiday theme this year is “Holiday in the National Parks”. The official White House Christmas Tree, an 18 -foot Fraser Fir located in the Blue Room, is adorned with ornaments representing America’s national parks. Earlier this year, each unit of the National Park Service received a plain Christmas ball from the White House. Each park was asked to select an artist to design an ornament depicting some of the unique aspects of that park on the six inch high gold ball.”Park employees recommended Carol’s art work to me for her excellence in depicting even the smallest details in her paintings.

Her efforts have helped to highlight the national significance of the many resources in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area”, stated Superintendent Donahue. All the artists were invited to join the First Lady at the reception at the White House at the end of November to view all the White House holiday decoration. A slideshow of all the National Park Service ornaments and details about “Holiday in the National Parks” can be found on the White House website.  Carol Decker is an internationally known wildlife artist, naturalist, conservationist, and educator. Her work has appeared in many books publications, and other projects of national organizations such as the National Wildlife Federation, Canadian Wildlife Federation, Quail Unlimited, and National Wild Turkey Federation.

Carol painted over 80 full color paintings that originally appeared on the covers of New Jersey Outdoors magazine, published by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. In addition, her art has been featured on television programs and countless exhibitions throughout the country and worldwide. More information about Carol and her work can be found on her website.

One of two ornaments featured on the White House Tree

Artist, Carol Decker

Certificate of Regcognition from Sussex County, NJ Board of Chosen Freeholders for White House ornaments


Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest 2001

Artwork copyright 2001 Carol Decker

Noted nationally renowned artist, Carol Decker has just recently won the 2001 Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Competition from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Her artwork featuring the black bear and the Maryland state flower, the black-eyed susan, was reproduced in a conservation stamp available from the Maryland DNR at


“International Migratory Bird Day ’99”

artwork © 1998 Carol Decker

Carol Decker recently had the honor of winning First Place in the International Migratory Bird Day ’99 Poster Competition sponsored by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Washington, D.C. Her artwork was featured on tens of thousands of posters, shirts and announcements for I.M.B.D ‘1999. International Migratory Bird Day is a celebration of birds and bird conservation. It raises awareness and highlights neotropical migratory birds and their habitats.


“Teaming With Wildlife”
Artwork © 1997 Carol Decker

Carol Decker was commissioned recently by the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies to design and create the official poster artwork for the campaign–“Teaming With Wildlife” This national funding proposal will generate state-dedicated funds for all fish and wildlife conservation, recreation and education.

Carol is dedicated and committed to this innovative proposal and joins with individuals, conservation groups, and businesses across America who equally support this funding initiative. If you would like to learn more about “Teaming With Wildlife” and lend your support, click below.

International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
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Minnesota Deer Hunters Association National Art Print Contest

“Ever Vigilant”
Artwork © 1998 Carol Decker

Carol Decker’s entry in the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association’s 1999 Sixteenth National Art Print Contest has taken the Second Place Award.  The Wildlife Art Studio will release this painting as a limited edition s/n fine art print.