Due to high demand and an over abundance of work, I'm not accepting any new specimens until further notice. I'm a one man show and in the future I will be limiting the amount of work that I take
in. I'm not a mas production taxidermist.
During the past decade, taxidermy has become a sophisticated art form. Though its basic techniques have changed little, its materials and styles of presentation have changed significantly. Dimensional re-creations once sought primarily by sportsmen are now prized by private art collectors, corporations, conservationists and naturalists. And this explosion of interest encouraged Kermit to perfect his wildfowl art.
Working within these exciting changes and demands, the contemporary wildfowl specialist must be knowledgeable. He must be as familiar with anatomy as the ornithologist, as observant of species and their individual characteristics as the naturalist, and as emotionally involved with dramatic design as the artist.
Born in 1954, Kermit Cartwright has loved wildlife since the first grade when he caught his first salamander. It was at the age of nine that he began studying taxidermy. He continued to refine his skills at Piedmont College in Roxboro, North Carolina and during active duty in the United States Army he worked for a German taxidermist in Nurnberg West Germany. Since then, Kermit has worked steadily at his profession to achieve the standards of excellence he is recognized for today.
In addition to his independent studies and research, Kermit has studied with Frank Newmyer, five-time winner in world competitions, and other leading taxidermists working within the art-form school. He has completed an advanced course in anatomy and ornithology from Cornell University, and has assisted as a consultant in film and nature center projects.
After years of study and research and the technical precision that comes from long hours of studio experience, a taxidermist may finally call himself a specialist and artist. To his many admirers and collectors, Kermit Cartwright is a wildfowl specialist and a true artist who has earned widespread recognition during his career.
* Months of Research in the Okeefenokee Swamp.
* His Habitat materials that he makes has been used in The Smithsonian Institute and
the Liverpool Museum in Liverpool England.
* Worked 7 Years with the late Shane Smith.
(Licensed by State of Tennessee & United States Fish & Wildlife)