As a Wyoming native, the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature has been a daily inspiration. After receiving a BFA degree from the University of Wyoming in 1974, I took employment with the USDA Forest Service. I spent the next 10 years on the beautiful Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming and gradually realized a full-time artistic venture was calling. With oil painting as the medium of choice I set out to capture any western setting that sparked an interest. After receiving first place in the 1990 Wyoming Conservation Stamp contest, the encouragement signs lit up and the journey started.
1994 Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year, Arts for the Parks – 100 exhibit, Best Oil; Western Regional, Cheyenne-1990-93, Exhibits in galleries and museums around the Rocky Mountain region.