Artists Mission                                                                                                                                                      A love for the natural world is a gift I received at a very young age and so it is still.  My life has been a journey to know, understand and appreciate, as individuals,  the animals that share our world.  The drive behind my art is not so much to paint how an animal looks, but rather to capture who they are in a fleeting moment.  I paint to know them and to explore what it is to be them.  With line and color, it is their voices and it is their essence that I am trying to find in my paintings.   I hope my work can be a celebration of all life and as Henry Beston so eloquently expressed:


       "We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves and therein we err, and err greatly . For animals shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the web of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth. " 

                                                     ~ Henry Beston ~   American Naturalist


  •  Winds of Change,  Band Stallion,  Teddy Roosevelt National Park.     24 x 36"    Oil on Canvas


  •                                           Originals  ~  Prints  ~  Commissions                           

     My original drawings and paintings vary in size from miniature to 5' x 5'   and include pencil drawings, watercolors and oils.   Prices depend upon the size of the work, medium and degree of difficulty or time required for completion.   Please contact me directly for more detailed information about a piece, or for information about price or purchase.  Commissions are welcome  with a full range of media and prices. Museum quality Giclee prints are availble of most of the work on this site.  Please inquire on my Contact page.



                                               Signature member of the Society of Animal Artists
                                               Signature member of the American Academy of Equine Art     
                                               Signature member of the Artists For Conservation   AFC

  •                                                   Shows
                                                    2018   Bismarck Art Gallery Association, 2 person show,  Bismarck, ND.
                                                    2017   Society of Animal Artists, Trailside Galleries, Jackson Hole, WY
                                                    2017  American Academy of Equine Art, spring online exhibition
                                                    2017   Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, WI
                                                    2017   Selected as part of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Collection, to hang during the Artist
                                                                of the Year Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London, England.
                                                    2016   Society of Animal Artists Exhibition, Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
                                                    2016   Animalia, Society of Animal Artists Juried Exhibition
                                                    2015   American Academy of Equine Art Fall Exhibition, Lexington, KY
                                                    2015    American Women Artists National Exhibition, Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
                                                    2015    Artists For Conservation Exhibit, Vancouver
                                                    2015    American Academy of Equine Art Spring Invitational Show and Sale,  Lexington, Kentucky
                                                    2015    Western Spirit Art Show, Old West Museum, Cheyenne, Wyo
                                                    2015    Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas
                                                    2014    American Academy of Equine Art


                                                         Awards and Collections

                                                    2015        Equine Jubilee, Celebration of the Horse, Best in Show, Winds of Change
                                                    2015        American Women Artists National Exhibition, Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence,
                                                                         Zulu, Lurcher
                                                    2014        American Academy of Equine Art,  ~  Best Graphite, Before the Helicopters
                                                    Archive    Natural Wonders Collection, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Warrior


                                               ~ Private Collections Worldwide  ~


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