Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, and Buffalo
On this page you will see the wild animals I love to paint. The one of the buffalo is a favorite of mine that I called Past, Present and Future, because in the clouds are big herds of buffalo, the few buffalo (bison) in the painting are the present and hidden in the painting are pieces of discarded trash to represent the future.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – White Cloud is a genetic wonder as an albino buffalo. She’s also the mother and grandmother of albino buffalo, making her one of the rarest bison on the planet.
Born on a farm near Michigan in 1997, White Cloud joined the herd at the museum a year later and has been there ever since, under a lease arrangement with the Shirek family farm.
The odds of the birth of a white buffalo calf, sacred to many American Indian tribes, have been estimated at less than one in a million.
So the arrival of Dakota Miracle, an albino calf born to White Cloud in 2007, her fifth calf, seemed truly miraculous. But genetic lightening struck again in 2008, when Dakota Legend, an albino calf, was sired by a normal buffalo and another White Cloud offspring.