Fowl Foolers is pleased to announce that it has hired Daniel Allard, who will join the Fowl Foolers team as the Lead Decoy Paint Consultant, working both in the plant and in his home-based studio in Marengo, Ohio. In this role, Daniel will be responsible for overseeing the painting of all Fowl Foolers Decoys as well as improving the current paint schemes across the product line.
Daniel, a well-known waterfowl artist has built his portfolio by entering a number of conservation stamp competitions, often landing in the top five in a field of amazingly talented artists. Although he has multiple top 5 finishes, he has been fortunate enough to recently win the 2018-19 Delaware State Stamp competition with a painting of a Pintail Duck and a Golden Retriever, and the Ohio Wetlands Stamp competition for 2018. Just this year he landed his second win as the 2018-19 Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp winner. Daniel said, “After 10 years of entering, I'm finally figuring out how to draw ducks and landed my first win. This is especially meaningful being it’s my home state. My mom was an avid birdwatcher and inspired my love of nature. She was the person who first encouraged me to enter duck stamp contests.”
When the four-time DU Artist of the year was asked about his work at Fowl Foolers, Daniel said “I am so impressed with the manufacturing process and the team at Fowl Foolers. When they approached me to help paint their more complex decoys and oversee the quality of the painting process, I had to jump at the chance to work with such a well established, local, decoy manufacturer.”
Fowl Foolers Owner, Scot Smith has said, “We are beyond pleased to have Daniel join our team. Daniel’s expertise and professionalism will help propel our successful line of decoys to the next level. There aren’t many decoy manufacturers around, especially in the foam decoy market, that can say they have a professional artist painting their decoys.”
The decoy heads that will see the biggest improvement with the addition to Allard will be the Buffleheads, Wood Ducks, Old Squaws, Scoters, and Wigeon. Keep an eye out for updates on the Fowl Foolers Facebook Page and website as some of the new paint schemes become available starting November 1, 2017.
Established in 1988, Fowl Foolers™ is a manufacturer of solid foam burlapped decoys and vintage style maple barrel duck and goose calls. Fowl Foolers™ holds five patents in the decoy industry and produces what is considered by most as the best foam decoy on the market today. The manufacturing plant and retail facility in Port Clinton, Ohio is set up to guarantee that the quality and innovation of Fowl Foolers™ remains at the highest levels.