Art to me is a way that I can communicate my passion for our natural world. I've dedicated my life to learning about the wild places around us and the animals that roam them. I feel like I have a story to tell, one which I can only convey through my work. My hope is that one day, through the creation of many paintings, I'm able to share this story in enough depth that it helps further the understanding, importance of, and relationship we have with nature.
Growing up along the countryside provided me with a passion for the outdoors ever since I can remember. What I remember most is I was always trying to capture my time spent outside on paper. I've always loved to draw, but somewhere in my heart I knew that wildlife was what I really wanted to devote my life to. So I left for college where I received a degree in wildlife biology. That led me to working for national parks and wildlife agencies across the country for about six years.
Even though I loved working in the field, my painting began to grow more and more as a part of my life. After relocating to Southwest Montana in 2015, I took the leap to pursue my passion for art full-time. I hope to continue to grow through the years as I become more inspired by the beauty of our world and "big sky country."
Exploring the rural areas of my country is something I'll always love. We have so many wonderful communities with extraordinary amounts of scenic countryside where the wildlife thrives. From the East coast to the West and from the Southeast to the North Shores of Alaska, I've found beauty throughout and most often times where I least expected it.
Sharing these times with my close friends and family has created memories that will last my lifetime. It's these memories that inspire me to create. I want my art to reflect that inspiration and connect with those who share that similar love.
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- 2021 Federal duck stamp national art tour
- 2016 “March In Montana Fine Art & Collectibles Auction”, Great Falls, MT
- 2015 California duck stamp, 1st place
- 2013 Colorado duck stamp, 1st place
- 2013 Nevada duck stamp, 2nd place
- 2013 Oregon upland stamp, 3rd place
- 2010 Federal duck stamp national art tour