Art and nature have always been central in my life. I was raised in upstate NY, where my artistic interest was nurtured by my father’s drawing, painting and carving. He taught me to hunt and fish, to carve in wood, to sit quietly in nature, to observe, and to immerse myself in the character of a wild creature.
Growing out of such experiences, I am committed to only working from real life, I spend my days with these wonderful creatures, observing their habits, learning their language, studying their form and capturing their grace and spirit in clay.
I am search for a moment in time, always fleeting, that illuminates a creature’s very essence. I am passionate about capturing that moment that sings to me which exemplifies and conveys both how special that animal is and my profound love and respect for wild.