Art Brokerage: Justin Sparks American Artist: Justin Sparks was born in Arlington Texas in 1973. Until September of 2000, Justin devoted his life to working with the animals he paints. Within his animal career he has worked at the Fort Worth Zoo, The World Bird Sanctuary in Eureka, Missouri, The Wolf Sanctuary in Eureka, Missouri and has also worked on U.S. Government grant studies of native songbirds.Although his love for working directly with animals and wildlife runs deep, he decided to follow his lifelong dream of becoming a full-time artist. Justin is a self-taught artist, spending most of his spare time in the outdoors hiking and camping, always on the lookout for his next painting. Justin uses watercolor and gouache on watercolor board. His work has been on display in the U.S, Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Justin was also named Texas Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Artist of the Year in 2002-2003 after only 2 years of painting. His paintings can also be viewed in many fine art galleries throughout the country, Listings wanted.