Among these pages you will find a broad selection of works from my earliest wildlife paintings to current images of a more Christian flavor. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little something about myself. From my earliest memories I always knew I would be an artist. I was serious in high school and won a full tuition scholarship to Rocky Mountain School of Art. After graduating with both the degrees they offered I moved to Atlanta to start working. It was there I met my wife RhuNelle and not long afterward moved from the commercial art world and started painting what you will see here. It seemed natural for me to paint wildlife because I have always been fascinated with our natural world and the diversity of life around me. Similarly the inclusion of Christian images into my body of work should raise no eyebrows for those who know me. To that end I make no apology for the scope of paintings represented here, these are not all that I have available but rather a sampling. It is my wish that they will bless you and that you may find in the viewing, some of what I feel in the painting.
I have been painting now for close to twenty years, and I don't know if my perception of the world agrees with anyone else's but I've been striving; for excellence in order to make my visions clear to the viewer. As I said I cannot remember a time when I didn't want to be an artist. I haven't always been a Christian though, and since that day I have always signed a scripture on my paintings as a witness to God's mercy and Grace which allows me to continue painting. I now reside in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, along with my wife of 15 years, two horses, two pigs, two cats, one dog and a parrot. I have a gallery located in the Arts and Crafts Community in Gatlinburg. It is open all year long and showcases all my work. I am at several art and craft shows during the year at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.