Phil Burton and his wife Sue live in the beautiful Klamath Basin of southern Oregon. Burton developed an interest in wildlife as a young boy. He loved hunting, fishing and camping with his parents and younger brother and was deeply inspired by the beauty of animals and the outdoors. At age thirteen he enrolled in a correspondence course in taxidermy. This provided a means to study all types of birds, fish and mammals. This endeavor turned into a part-time business for 32 years. Wildlife sculpture became the focus of Burton's art in the year 2000. His realistic portrayal of wildlife shows his great attention to anatomy. Burton's experience as a taxidermist contributes to his eye for detail.