Justin Sparks was born in Arlington Texas in 1973. Until September of
2000, Justin devoted his life to working with the animals he paints. Within
his animal career he has worked at the Fort Worth Zoo, The World Bird
Sanctuary in Eureka, Missouri, The Wolf Sanctuary in Eureka, Missouri
and has also worked on U.S. Government grant studies of native
Although his love for working directly with animals and wildlife runs deep,
he decided to follow his lifelong dream of becoming a full-time artist.
Justin is a self-taught artist, spending most of his spare time in the
outdoors hiking and camping, always on the lookout for his next painting.
Justin uses watercolor and gouache on watercolor board.
His work has been on display in the U.S, Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong and
the United Kingdom. Justin was also named Texas Ducks Unlimited
Sponsor Artist of the Year in 2002-2003 after only 2 years of painting. His
paintings can also be viewed in many fine art galleries throughout the
country, as well as his own recently opened gallery in Depoe Bay,
Justin currently resides in Depoe Bay with his wife Jennifer, Daughter's
Arianna and Abriella, and the many animal friends that share their home
with them.