I am a Montana native, graduate of the University of Montana, love the outdoors and have drawn since I was a youngster. I started working with color and paint while attending Weber State University. The Watercolor medium captures what I want to say with my art and have been painting for 40 years, I attend workshops to speed up the learning process and every painter has a tip for my art. I was awarded "First place" Amateur Division of Missoula Festival of Arts in 1975, I received a Meritorious award from the Utah Watercolor Society in a jury show in 1990, and this painting also was included in the traveling show that year. I have illustrated 3 books, had images reproduced in Fly Fisherman Magazine, Fly Tyer Magazine and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation newsletter. I started wood carving to increase my knowledge of bird anatomy, it evolved into decoy blanks, replicas and detailed carvings with feather detail burned into the wood. I am retired and working full time on my art career.
The Cattail Patch is a collection of my watercolors, lithographs, wood carvings, replicas of old and new waterfowl decoys. I am entering Art shows across the West with hopes of expanding further.