I am a Wildlife artist that
obviously has an addiction to
waterfowling. I grew up in the
Sacramento Valley in Northern
California. I would spend entire
days out hunting and then in the
spring you could find me in a flooded rice field watching courtship flights of Mallards and being chased out by crop dusters as farmers tried to plant their fields. I started duck hunting at age twelve and it was not long before I was drawing ducks and geese. I was fortunate enough to have teachers in high school that led me down the right path and helped me to pursue my art. As I grew older I strugggled with painting waterfowl due to being color blind. A challenge to say the least. this has resulted in a lifelong love of drawing in pencil. No colors to worry about. I do enjoy a challenge though. Pushed to succeed, I forced myself to match paint to the colors of waterfowl. I made lot's of mistakes over the years with color but for the most part I have came out on top.
I turned 51 last year. What a shock to the system. I am still out chasing ducks, geese and whatever else flies. My love of family has taken a major roll in my life. Being the only male in a house full of women is almost as challenging as being color blind but I would not change what I have for anything in the world. Even the cat and dog are women. I do have a boy named Storm. He is a hard headed Labrador Retriever. I have been pursuing my art more than ever and have taken on several new product idea's in the last year or so. I have purchased eqiupment to make custom mugs and have made some great friends in doing so. I am not stopping there. I recently purchased equipment that will allow me to print my art or your favorite photograph onto just about anything. This includes hand chisseled slate and stone coasters. I am in the planning process of a new painting to be completed late spring 2014. This will be White Fronted Geese in flight. Keep an eye out for it.