For more than thirty years, collectors have sought the art of Ralph McDonald. His devotees include elected officials, celebrities and business leaders. After studying at the Harris Art School, Ralph spent a few years as a commercial artist before venturing into the expanding field of wildlife art. His achievements include painting the official portrait of the mocking bird, Tennessee's state bird; Duck's Unlimited International Artist of the Year; and induction into the Outdoor Legends Hall of Fame. Ralph makes his home in Gallatin, Tennessee. Zippo and Smoky Mountain Knife Works proudly introduce these lighters produced in collaboration with Ralph McDonald. Ralph's art is reproduced on Zippo lighters using the photo imaging process, preserving the colors and details of the originals. The name of each painting is lettered down the belly of the lighter.