New Painting, Sturgeon Man, endangered species, Michelle Kogan

Sturgeon-Man-©-michelle-kogan copy copy

I have become very interested in the endangered fish in the Chicago area and the Great Lakes. This painting is about one of the endangered fish and is called Sturgeon Man, endangered species, watercolor and watercolor pencil. The fish are endangered and threatened due to habitat loss and also pesticides that are being found in our water. I was particularly drawn to this sturgeon because of its archaic and primitive appearance, this one is an Atlantic Sturgeon. Sturgeons have been in our waters for a very long time, they are also called  a “living fossil” and have “existed for more than 135 million years.

About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: and her website:
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