Edward Spera is a major wildlife artist and is completely self-taught. Using his own reference, numerous research trips have taken him across Africa, India, Nepal, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, China, Tibet and all throughout the Americas. From these adventures, he is able to take moments of time and turn them into detailed wonders of art. By doing so, Spera hopes to convey to the viewer the incredible beauty of the creatures that share this world with us. Edward spends long hours using the smallest of brushes to recreate the moment. Each brush stroke brings Edward closer to completing the piece, what he calls his tribute to the existence of that particular animal: "Writers and poets use words, where I as an artist need to convey an experience in a visual manner."