Kayaking on Yellowstone Lake
Mimi at Dragon's Mouth Hot Spring, YNP
Drawing a Golden Eagle with soft pastels
Brown trout caught & released on the Green River, Utah
Cross country skiing in Oregon, Winter 2007
Trail running in Grand Teton NP, Summer 2006


Artist Mimi Matsuda paints to inspire people to preserve and
protect wildlands and animals.  Ever since childhood, she knew she
wanted to teach about animals and paint to tell their stories.  After a
decade of park ranger naturalist work for the National Park
Service, she paints full time, highlighting the lands and animals she
holds most closely to her heart.

She has shown her work in numerous venues across the Western
United States and illustrates and paints commissions for groups
such as Trout Unlimited, Yellowstone Association, Yellowstone
Park Foundation, Polar Bears International, Museum of the
Rockies and many other environmental non-profit groups.  

Her trout art was included in The American Museum of Fly Fishing’
s exhibit and book, “A Graceful Rise”, on women’s contributions to
the sport.  Her work is in many private collections and carried in
retail locations across the entire United States.  

Recent publications featuring Mimi’s artwork include: “American
Indians and the Civil War”, published by the National Park Service,
Distinctly Montana, Big Sky Journal, Outside Bozeman, Billings
Gazette, Bozeman Daily Chronicle and Montana Fly Fishing

Her art and illustrations have been commissioned for numerous
festivals and sporting events and have been used by the National
Park Service in interpretive programming and education for the
past decade.

Mimi’s whimsical animal art has been especially appreciated in the
Fortin Pediatric Specialty Clinic, Billings, MT. One of Mimi’s
favorite comments about her art was from a four year old, “I LOVE
THIS!” (as he held a notecard of T.rex riding an old fashioned
penny farthing bicycle.)

Mimi received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Portland
State University, in Portland, Oregon.  She was born in Tokyo
Japan (to a Caucasian mother and Japanese father), raised in the
Bay Area of California and in Portland, Oregon.  She has lived in
Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and the
National Elk Refuge.  She currently resides in Bozeman, Montana.  

See her art at: www.MimiMatsudaArt.com and

Mimi Matsuda . PO BOX 1524 Bozeman, Montana 59771 Email:

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