About The Artist
I have an urge to always be making something. Creating art satisfies this urge. It doesn’t matter what media I am working in, they are all fun. I live fairly frugally so am especially drawn to inexpensive materials and working with found materials. That is part of the reason I love watercolors and found materials. I don’t like waste, so many of my works are created from the negative spaces and left overs from other works.
I believe that talent is earned through long hours of practice. Any talent I have, has been earned this way. I am still tickled when what I create looks like the image I had in my mind.
I am amazed that the little kid who just wanted to fish and collect insects has cleaned butcher shops, built wheel lines for irrigation, built houses, graduated from WSU with a degree in wildlife biology, taught science and art, witnessed a coup in Paraguay, hitchhiked in southern Africa, walked across Spain, has seen “Mona Lisa” and a saddle billed stork, gets excited about growing a good garden, is delighted that people like something he made enough to buy it, and lucky enough to do most of this with a wonderful wife and son.