I have spent a life-time in close association with nature. My childhood on a small family farm, my career in natural resources management, and leisure activities have all combined to create in me a love for all things occurring in the natural world. It is a great and rewarding challenge to take an inert, cold metal, and create a piece of art that transcends the medium, elicits an emotion in the viewer that connects with the person, animal or situation depicted. My goal in creating my art is to bring pleasure, concern or thoughtful contemplation about the subject of each piece of art. Ideally, the art will stir something in the soul that transcends everyday life--that transports the viewer to another time, another place.