I am from Salisbury, North Carolina and, at a very early age, I developed a passion for art, photography, and animals. From 1974 to 1975 I attended the Art Institute at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and I also attended the Art Institute at Pittsburgh, PA. I graduated with an Associate Degree in Photography and Commercial Art. After graduating I worked as an illustrator in Charlotte and Asheville, North Carolina for 15 years. During this time (1980's) I also helped pass falconry laws in North Carolina.
Later, I started working in a large Commercial Photography Studio shooting Catalog Photography in large format where I was responsible for the final product before it left the studio. Later, me and my partner opened our own studio in the Sand Hills of North Carolina. I later left the studio to pursue a journeyman trade where I lost my left hand, and have also come close to death 4 times in 10 years. After these traumatic events I decided to expand my spiritual side through the practice of THETA HEALING and Reiki which has allowed me to help others, and which has totally changed my life for the better.
I am back to Montana where I can actively pursue the things I enjoy including self-taught paintings in acrylic and oils where I will be focusing my efforts on wildlife, landscapes, and Western Art will be my passion now. I plan to display some of my art work at the Western Art Show held in Great Falls, Montana each spring. Additionally, I am a competitive entrant for the Federal Duck Stamp Contest held each year by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Certainly, I will continue to express that wonderful passion I have in me for flying my gyrfalcons, fishing the local trout waters, and traveling to shoot landscapes and Western Art for my paintings.
I have published art and photography articles, and completed covers for a variety of South Dakota magazines, American Falconry, Hawk Chalk, and Northwoods Limited. Additionally, I have illustrated the cover for the MONTANA FALCONRY GUILDLINES for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. And, they put me on the cover for the 2012 Bingham Magazine which included photographs and a 2 page article about me and my artwork.
DENVER ROCKY MT. NEWS - JAN. 18, 1999
SALISBURY POST NEWS: - MAY 24, 1964
SALISBURY POST NC. - NOV. 29, 1999
LEWISTOWN NEWS ARGUS, MT - JAN. 11, 2003
GALLERIES, SHOWS AND SIGNING
PRAIRIE PAGES, SOUTH DAKOTA
MAIN STREET MARKET, SOUTH DAKOTA