Durwood Coffey began to draw at about age 7. His favorite subjects were animals. His childhood influences included Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell.

Durwood excelled in art classes in high school. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a combat artist. After the service, he attended college and majored in fine art and illustration.

With a wife and children to care for Durwood became an illustrator, working for various agencies for 10 years and then Detroit Edison for 22 years. His list of clients ranged from car companies to fast food restaurants to the entertainment industry. In a deadline-driven atmosphere, he learned how to quickly produce artwork depicting cars, trucks, architecture, cartoons, portraits and landscapes. His works graced print publications, advertisements, brochures and even boardroom walls. Much of it was award-winning.

Durwood is a member of the “SAA” Society of Animal Artists, a who’s who list of the best wildlife artists in the world. His images are sold on a global scale. He recently created paintings for “Running for Home,” a book about the wolves coming back to Yellowstone Park and the impact on the environment.

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