I describe myself as an artist whose subject matter happens to be animals. Any mood or emotion can be expressed with animals as well as complex compositions. My goal is to capture the essence or personality of the subject, not just an accurate anatomical replica of the species. I have spent much of my life studying animals, the more an artist knows their subject the easier it is to push the envelope to achieve a truly expressive piece. The majority of my work is sculpted in clay and cast in bronze. I like the freedom clay gives me to create texture. For me texture is about the reflection of light, not an attempt to simply recreate fur. I am a lifetime resident of North Carolina. My studio and gallery are located in historic downtown Albemarle near the Uwharrie National Forest. My work has been in exhibitions around the US, including the National Sculpture Society, Brookgreen Gardens and The Society of Animal Artists.