I was born and raised in the central Midwest, enjoying all the benefits of a rural country life. I now enjoy and live in the beautfiul Northwest. Wildlife, nature, and the pure essence of life have always been a fascination for me. I am a self taught artist and love to find the spirit and energy that is waiting to be revealed in each piece I create whether it is on canvas, stone, conks or drums. I find that a life-force is waiting to be released in each project I start, the challenge is to let it out and depict its vibrant spirit.