I’m a forester in Northern California. I started my career in natural resources 1977. I have done a great variety of different forestry jobs over the years. It is an awesome career in which my desk is the hood of my truck and the trees in the forest are the walls of my office.
As an artist I started as most with a set of crayons, then as an adolescent my enjoyment of comic books increased my interest in creating art. I tried watercolors as a teenager. With no training my first few attempts looked more like acrylics, but over time with practice and study I improved. I was drawn to watercolor because it is quick, bright, dynamic and full of surprises. Watercolor is still my favorite artistic media followed closely by pen and ink and photography. I have had the privilege of doing art for fun and profit and after three children’s books I feel I still have much work to do.