Walt Davis, retired director of the Panhandle-Plains Museum in Texas, spent fifteen years creating wildlife dioramas for the Dallas Museum of Natural History. That work required close observation of wild places and their plant and animal inhabitants – experience that served him well as an award-winning artist. He is a signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society and signature member of the American Watercolor Society and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. He does demonstrations and workshops on drawing, watercolor painting, and nature journaling throughout Texas. He and his wife, Isabel, coauthored the book, Exploring the Edges of Texas - an account of their 4,000-mile circumnavigation of the Lone Star State with illustrations by Walt.