The American Coot may be the funniest, clownish duck that you might see in any bird sanctuary. However, they are really not a duck at all and are more closely related to a Sandhill Crane, which is also found in bid refuges near Sacramento, CA in the winter months. They are very comical to watch as they watch out for each other. 

This painting is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display. 

- Nancy Muren

Adventurous American Coots

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front and back

15" h x 19" w 
0 lbs. 8 oz.



Nancy Muren
Davis, California

Getting to Know Nancy

Nancy Muren likes to slow down and appreciate the unique qualities in overlooked items. She feels that in our rapid lifestyle, and with all our new gadgets, “we might miss something very interesting and beautiful.” That’s what she hopes to portray in her paintings. She also finds inspiration in her four grown children. When she’s not painting, she enjoys walking, swimming, riding her bike and hunting for treasures at thrift stores and estate sales. She currently lives in California. Fun fact: on her dad’s side, her ancestors were on the first boat of settlers headed to the shores of Quebec, Canada.