My art got a young start. I can remember doing pencil drawings of distorted figures around age 10. About two years later, I got a kodak instamatic camera for x-mas. I went straight into the woods and started shooting. My Dad was impressed with my work and gave me my first SLR (Minolta SRT-101)camera. I was off to the races. I just love being creative. I feel that's why i am here is to make beautiful things for others to enjoy. I never taken class in photography. I have learned by doing or by reading Outdoor Photographer and by getting inspired by the work of other artists. Then in 2006, I got my first digital SLR. I was afraid to change because i knew it change my creative process. It has. My photography has blossomed. My wife has encouraged and inspired me to shoot more and different subjects. I also have developed some digital panting skills and written some short stories and poetry along the way. My wife paints with watercolors. She will use one of my photos for her work. I have been working with her to improve her photography skills.