As a high school student my ambition was to be an “Artist.” I attended four art classes a day in my senior year knowing the military was going to be my profession after graduation. During my early art development I experimented with many media but found pencil to be my passion.
After serving a four year term in the Air Force, going to college and starting a family, I discovered a passion for the beauty of nature, particularly in trees and landscape scenery. To express that passion I returned to my love of art. With a little coaxing from my wife and a gift of art supplies at Christmas, the “artist” had been reborn.
I work for a contracting business which occupies a lot of my time. It is challenging to balance work, family and life's demands to make my pencil art more than just an idle hobby.
Today I enjoy creating renditions of natures’ beauty which draws people to a relaxing place they can visually escape.