I grew up in a small Wisconsin town on Lake Michigan and have been an active oil painter for over 25 years. I create realistic oil paintings that are inspired by my love for nature and all the creatures that share our planet. I love exploring the back roads of Door County in search of farms and animals while enjoying the peaceful tranquility and amazing variety of terrain the county has to offer.
No matter what the subject, it is the light that makes an ordinary subject extraordinary and creates that special magic that compels me to try to capture it on canvas.
I am a member of the Society of Animal Artists, Oil Painters of America and a signature member of Artists for Conservation and have had my work displayed in numerous national shows across the U.S. and Canada. I am honored to be included in several museum permanent collections including the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, and the AKC Museum of the Dog in St. Louis, Missouri.