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Colored pencil drawings of nature
 
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1951 and residing there until attending college at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1969, I spent the majority of my childhood exploring what was then rural West Allis. Armed with a net, field guides and collection containers I set out to explore and learn about nature seeking beetles, butterflies, snakes and birds. Art and science surrounded my early years as a teen I raised and rehabilitated injured wildlife in addition to working with and contributing to existing insect and mounted animal collections for my schools biology department. Mastering the art of taxidermy at an early age I spent countless hours exploring the Milwaukee Public Museum giving to me a reverence for our natural world and helped define the path of my education and ensuring my life long interest in our flora and fauna.
Attending college I focused my attention on fine arts, biology and museum methods. Working with the Natural History Museum and College of Natural Resources as a taxidermist and preparing dioramas. Following graduation and a chance meeting with the late Owen Gromme my professional endevors shifted towards wildlife art. Contributing to countless private collections throughout the United States as well as the permanent collections at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Meseum, Wausau and the Miller Art Center, Sturgeon Bay. My outlook on the natural world has been built on the aesthetic qualities through my images I attempt to inspire excitement and admiration for organisms that are so often overlooked.
In my passion for realism my colored pencil drawings are created lifesize and crafted through a technique I developed. Works are created by sorting through coutless photographs, plant material and actual specimens for all measurements and color matching and most works are created with full color background and ca take from as little as one month to a year to complete. For the past number of years my vacations have been spent in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas with breathtaking vistas and rich in species diversity. Encountering gila monsters, rattlesnakes, birds and the spectacular emergence of silk moths during the summer monsoon season I am incorporating many of these species in my newest works of art.

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Collections:

  • Woodson Art Museum , Wausau, Wisconsin
    Miller Art Caenter , Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
     
Organization Membership:
  • Audubon Society - Wisconsin

     
  • North American Butterfly Association (NABA)

     

 

 
 
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