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Painter Lyla Messick

Armed with a biology degree, Lila Messick began her career by drawing birds and plant life with scientific accuracy. Today, she captures the incredible scenes surrounding her home at the Malheur field station with day-long oil painting “events.”

First Broadcast: 2011
Producer: Jule Gilfillan
Videographer/Editor: Greg Bond
Audio: William Ward


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Field Station site with information on Lyla’s workshops.


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