Chances are you've probably seen her work in galleries around Anchorage.  

V Rae's impressionistic watercolors of birds, bears and other wildlife almost seem to look you in the eye. 

Or maybe you've seen her work on posters and t-shirts around town. She often donates her art to organizations to help them raise money.  

And although she's fairly high profile as artists go, what is not as well known is the source of her inspiration -- Potter Marsh, a popular urban oasis just outside the city on the Seward Highway.  

This segment was featured on Sept. 29th's Frontiers program, "Ode to Potter Marsh," which looks at the history of the marsh and why it's one of the most popular wildlife viewing spots in Alaska. 

 

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