Richard Clifton, a Delaware native, is a self-taught
artist who has chosen the classic genre of waterfowl as his
specialty. His success has been marked by numerous accolades.
Since 1991, when he won his first duck stamp contest, Clifton
has accumulated nineteen state stamps in just eight yearsplacing
him fifth on the all-time duck stamp list for awards. Richard
was selected to paint the 1996 Australian duck stamp. In 1997,
he won the New Hampshire contest for the third time and in 1998,
he became the first three-time winner in his home state. In
1999, Richard agreed to paint the New York and New Jersey duck
stamps bringing his total number of stamps to twenty-three over
all. Richards work has been shown at the countrys
finest art shows, including the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
and the Oklahoma Wildlife Art Show and he has been chosen artist
of the year by many conservation groups and Ducks U.