Erie, Pennsylvania, native D.L. "Rusty" Rust is an artist with a repertoire as extensive as his talent. An immensely prolific painter, Rust adeptly renders intriguing camouflage wildlife scenes, landscapes, seascapes, still-life's and portraits. His work is part of many prestigious collections, including the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, the Ringling Museum of the Circus, and the Norman Rockwell Museum in Philadelphia. Among those prominent people Rust has painted are famous clown Emmett Kelly, Sr., Ringling clown Lou Jacobs, Mamie Van Doren, and Norman and Molly Rockwell.
In addition to his fine art career, Rusty has also done extensive work in the field of book illustration, completing commissions for Reader's Digest, Wildlife Art News and Windsor Publications, Inc., to name a few. Working mainly in oil on canvas, this enormously popular artist has produced work for use on a large range of products, including calendars, mugs, and collector's plates. He also pioneered the concept of limited-edition original paintings and has done many such editions featuring clowns and wildlife. The artist now resides and paints in Sarasota, Florida.
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