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...