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In over twenty years as a full-time artist, I have directed my efforts toward marketing limited editions and developing gallery associations. Over two hundred galleries in seventeen states have shown my reproductions and original paintings during this time.
Although I am not primarily known as a wildlife artist, my originals and reproductions have been used for fund raising by wildlife conservation organizations such as The Ruffed Grouse Society, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, White Tails Unlimited, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. I have donated artwork for over 500 of their fund-raising banquets, and estimate that the auctions have produced over $175,000 for the preservation of wildlife.
My work has been shown on the covers of several national publications, including Turkey Call (National Wild Turkey Federation), RGS Magazine (Ruffed Grouse Society), and Muzzle Blasts (National Muzzleloading Rifle Association). I have written historical articles for the Wonderful West Virginia magazine, and several issues have featured my artwork.
I have always included American Indians of the Eastern Frontier as subjects in my work and my most recently completed painting is a large oil on canvas showing a Shawnee crossing Wheeling Creek in what is now western West Virginia. On the easel is a painting in progress of a Conestoga wagon and its six horse team on the National Road, an early Nineteenth Century stone highway through parts of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana.
From my studio window the view to the east is filled with the rugged, thickly forested terrain common to the eastern mountains, a view unchanged since the day of the Shawnee hunter and the adventurous frontiersmen. Looking westward, toward the Ohio River, it is easy to suspend your sense of time and expect at any moment to see a flatboat crowded with settlers and their belongings floating slowly around the bend on this historic waterway, the turnpike of the frontier traveler. These scenes have been the inspiration for my artwork. I hope you enjoy seeing the paintings as much as I have enjoyed creating them.