The artist behind the paintings

I create realistic paintings of the natural world giving you the experience of being present in that moment. My detailed style of painting lends itself to accurately capturing the wild spaces our natural world offers.

I graduated with a bachelor's degree in fine art from the University of California, Davis in 1993 and have gone on to win numerous awards in the genre of wildlife art including being named the 2009 International Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year. My limited edition prints have raised over a million dollars for various conservation groups throughout North America enabling thousands of acres of habitat to be either purchased or improved. 

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Inspiration

The great outdoors are my inspiration. I spend as much time as possible hiking, trail running, backpacking, camping, and mountain biking. Inspiration comes from the experiences and many sights I see during these times and when it hits, I tend get obsessive about about capturing the moment in paint.

Techniques

In short, I use both acrylics and oils by layering thin coats of paint over completed fine details in order to subtly build and bind the whole painting together.. A painting usually starts with loose brush strokes to block in the overall composition, then details are added followed by washes of thin color over the details. I repeat this process as many times as is necessary. Each painting is different as well. Sometimes I work in this fashion within smaller sections of a painting to create the realism that I seek.

career highlights

2018 Pheasants Forever Magazine Cover

2015 Texas Non-Game Stamp

2010 Texas Duck Stamp

2009 International Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year

2006 Michigan Duck Stamp

2002 New Zealand Upland Game Bird Stamp

Birds in Art - (numerous years) - Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

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