I am a full time artist and farmer, part time mountain runner, and lifelong veteran. To stay connected with Mother Earth, I spend as much time outdoors as I can. I grew up watching my father raise racing pigeons, and spent countless hours in the Cincinnati Zoo as a child, primarily in the zoo's aviary. Today I have a small chicken farm along the upper Skagit River, and indirectly also have a hawk and eagle feeding station, since they like chicken from time to time ; )
I enjoy spending time with birds, going beyond observation, and attempting to delve into their souls for unique insights. In my art I share their playful and cantankerous nature, trying to keep my art relaxed as I shuttle between subversion to pure camp. I also like to assign human qualities to them along the way. For me, these hybrid souls are the most intriguing conduit to share my ideas through.