Born in 1976 and raised in Oregon on twenty-five acres of tree- and critter-filled land, Eric Wert developed an observant eye for details amidst a visual onslaught. His studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago led to work as a scientific illustrator at the Field Museum of Natural History. After earning an MFA from Northwestern University, the artist began to create the paintings documented here: a body of work that establishes Wert as a modern master. His paintings have been featured in Hi Fructose, American Art Collector, Artists Magazine, Poets and Artists, and Fusion, among others. Visit him online at werteric.com.