My love of nature and the outdoors started early in life and led me to pursue a career in wildlife biology. I am an avid birdwatcher and spend much of my free time observing birds and other wildlife. I have also participated in research studying wintering waterfowl in Kentucky, breeding waterfowl on the prairie pothole region of North Dakota, snakes in western Kentucky and bats throughout the southeast.
I carve for the simple enjoyment of it and my artwork evolves out of my love of observing birds in the wild. I love taking a chunk of wood or cork, visualizing the bird within it, and then releasing it from the block. In addition to decoys I also do theme pieces and enjoy these as they allow me to be more creative. Attitudes, postures, sculpture themes and realistic bases are created by drawing upon my first-hand observations. As a biologist I always create pieces with the correct habitat, foods,…
- Born on January 19
- Joined January 5, 2009