Over the years I’ve worked on cowboy crews, starting colts; I’ve also spent summers weaving through timber and open sagebrush meadows, on various cow permits in the Bighorn Mountains, moving cows and looking for remnants. I’ve spent cold, dark winter nights riding night drops; night calving. These are the experiences that inform my imagery.
It’s not only my passion for traditional western lifestyle, but also my love and respect for nature, tempered by my individual spiritual and social concerns that define me. Animals play an inherent role in my life and work, and are often imbued with attributes displaying “the human condition.” I move between drawing, painting and photography.
Essentially my work is a conversation with life, and my response to it.
I earned my B.F.A. degree from The University of Minnesota; while working toward this degree I also studied in Italy, and in New York City. After spending time in New York I returned to my original home of Montana, and later to Wyoming.
My work has earned grants, as well as awards from shows. My work has been featured in numerous exhibits in New York City, as well as shows throughout the United States. Regionally, I’ve exhibited in galleries and museums in Montana and Wyoming.