About the Artist

Doug Lindstrand is a free-lance artist/photographer who makes his home in Alaska.  Although he has published numerous books of “outside” wildlife, his primary subjects are the people and wildlife of Alaska; America’s Last Frontier.

After graduation from college in Minnesota and after his military service, Doug moved to Alaska in 1970; having first visited the State a few years prior en route to a tour in Vietnam.  Alaska was a place that had both wilderness and wildlife and seemed to exhibit a sense of freedom for its residents.  It was a perfect place for a new starving artist to begin a career.

Doug’s books range from art instruction books to Alaska books.  His “Alaska Sketchbook”, for instance, is a colorful portfolio of art and photographs of the people and wildlife of Alaska (with text by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game); whereas his recent “Drawing Realistic Animals” is a how-to reference and instructional guide for artists.

Limited-edition art and photographic prints as well as calendars and Alaska Christmas cards are also published by Doug’s nature-publishing company, Sourdough Studio.

Doug working with orphaned and rescued Kodiak Brown Bears.
Photos by Dr. Jordan Schaul