Wander with Wonder in Nature

Searching for Crabs

Searching for Crabs

When I was a young boy my family took a summer vacation to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, my late father’s favorite place. One afternoon my father and I walked along the sea wall drinking chocolate milkshakes (made with vanilla ice cream also my father’s favorite). I found...

South American Chiva Art

South American Chiva Art

Over the past few months I have been creating animals and plants with a combination of a variety of geometric forms and repeating designs including triangles, diamonds, teardrops, squares, ovals, dots, lines, and outlines all made and paired with bright colors. These are the creative tools of the artists and artisans of the South American artform known as Chiva Art

The Allure of Fishing

The Allure of Fishing

I grew up in family of fish lovers and flyfisherman—of which I am only the lover. I never learned the fine art of flyfishing when a spinning rod is my choice but certainly understand its appeal and allure (pun intended). In the mandala above 8 radiant red and green...

Fossil Phacops Infatuation

Fossil Phacops Infatuation

Solitary activities have always been a part of my life. Since childhood, art pursuits of drawing and painting, flame painting tiny diecast cars for the past 30 years, and fossil hunting and cataloging my finds as a teenager certainly all count. What really filled the...

Remembrance of Craig Gosling

Remembrance of Craig Gosling

Craig’s pen and ink style was casual and spontaneous and seemed to ooze extreme confidence in its mark making. It seemed effortless in his hands but as we come to find out pen and ink is not an easy medium to master.

Remembrance of Jack Cody

Remembrance of Jack Cody

While many of you may know all of nature is my inspiration I wanted to share with you a special artist and art influence for me. Many of the images of moths I have created over the past 10 years are dedicated to Dr. John (Jack) Cody, a friend, colleague and fellow...

Pursuance of Owls

Pursuance of Owls

When I was about 9 years old I was out in my wooded backyard doing what 9 year olds do—just wandering around on a “Midwest close-to-Halloween” fall day. It was late afternoon and a glint of moving white caught my eye. I was awe-struck by this ghostly blur that I had...

Exploring Pen and Ink

Exploring Pen and Ink

I have been fortunate to have been inspired by a number of pen and ink masters and to pass along some of that knowledge in teaching and encouraging +100 students and mentees to explore and embrace the art of pen and ink. My pen work displays rendering in the areas of...

American Indian Influences

American Indian Influences

As a child cowboys and Indians were a part of my life. In the Late 50’s there were many westerns on television: Cheyenne with Clint Walker, Sugarfoot with Will Hutchins, Have Gun Will Travel with Richard Boone, Wanted Dead or Alive with Steve McQueen, and my favorite,...

Be Quill My Heart: Another Fish Story

Be Quill My Heart: Another Fish Story

My late father was an avid fisherman who often traveled to Florida to fish in both freshwater and saltwater habitats. One day when I was 13, a box arrived from Florida for him. He opened the box and I saw the strangest thing. It looked just like a yellow balloon with...

Red Eyed Cicada Brood X 2021

Red Eyed Cicada Brood X 2021

Here is the BUZZ--To celebrate the emergence of the 17 year red eyed cicada Brood X 2021 I partnered with the Natural History Society of Maryland and provided two images commemorating this nature event in May here in Baltimore.  I am donating a portion of my proceeds...

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