I'm an artist from Southwest Missouri who likes to work with a wide variety of both media and subjects. Mostly, I depict animals - custom pet portraits from client photographs, and animals of the American wilderness in their natural habitat.
Each individual pet has its own personality, whether it's a dog, cat, horse, or whatever. Capturing the expression and personality of an owner's pet is a special challenge, but when it is met, the result is a portrait memory of the pet that will last a lifetime.
Wildlife & Nature Art
I've studied birds for most of my life, so I tend to draw and paint them more than other wildlife subjects. I also like depicting large mammals, such as deer, bears, and bison.
Trees are by far my favorite non-animal wildlife subject, and I use them for backgrounds in animal art, as well as on their own in landscape paintings.
Erasers and Erasing
...the method I discovered awhile ago for erasing lines cleanly from paper, but first... a rundown of several eraser types that I find useful. read more...
A Giant Custom Art Folder Part 2
This post details how I finished a specialized eight-pocket version of the type of folder I use in my rolling filebox. Read more...
A Giant Custom Art-Folder Part 1
The construction of most of the giant art-storage folders I made for my art-cart was quite simple. Each is basically two pieces of posterboard glued together at the base, with a couple of lengths of wire along the top to support the ends in the filebox. These work fine for storing large pictures and stock, but don't work so well for the smaller sizes like 8" x 10"s and 9" x 12"s...I decided to make a special eight-pocket folder for these smaller sizes, that would make use of almost all of the available area in a regular (18 x 26) folder.