A beautiful image depicting a pair of common goldeneyes will adorn the 2021 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamp. The original painting, entitled “On Golden Pond – Common Goldeneye” was submitted by Ric Sluiter of Pigeon Lake, Ontario.
Sluiter was born in Toronto and grew up in Mississauga. In 1982, he went to school to study Animation at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. He moved to Florida in 1989 to work at Disney Feature Animation where he worked on such films as: Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Bolt, and was an Art Director on Roger Rabbit, Mulan, and Lilo and Stitch.
After working in the animation business for over 35 years, he returned to his true passion – painting wildlife.
Proceeds from the sale of collector’s stamps, prints, and the stamp required to validate the Canadian Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit have directly funded vital conservation efforts across Canada since 1985.