Dave Chapple, internationally acclaimed wildlife artist and former punter for the Los Angeles Rams, is the winner of the Utah III Duck Stamp competition.
A California resident, Chapple will be in Utah on June 8 and 9 with his original art work of the winning mallards, plus various pieces from his limited edition collector prints.On Thursday he will be at Intermountain Art, Salt Lake City, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and The Artist's Touch, Roy, from 4 to 6 p.m.
On Friday he will visit Wohler's Art, Sandy, from 2 to 4 p.m. and Urban Arts, Salt Lake City, from 5 to 7 p.m.
While recovering from rheumatic fever at age 10, Chapple developed his artistic ability by studying and sketching wildlife from books. After recovering, he was limited as to physical activity, but still found a place in sports as a football kicker. During the off-season, he pursued his interest in wildlife by studying taxidermy.
Very active in Ducks Unlimited, Chapple has donated work for fund-raising events.