Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, I always possessed a fascination for drawing animals and remained on that course all my life. Residing in Colorado, I have developed a body of work inspired by the rich and diverse landscape of Western wildlife and culture I see every day. Witnessing rare moments when subjects display a particular behavior or a scene that make my heart race, excites me to tell that story through my art. Pyrography, the art of “painting with heat,” involves both accidental and calculated risks. Discovering innovative ways to express my artistic vision is my greatest challenge and reward. My career includes international sales, museum acquisitions, top gallery representation, teaching, and multiple juried show and artist society awards.
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