A resident of Red Wing, Minnesota and former North Dakotan, his paintings are often a combination of media, including watercolor, gouache and collage, and recently he has been working mostly in oil or acrylic. He has traveled extensively across the West in search of subject matter, including his participation in the “Artist’s Ride”, a photo and sketch event held on a ranch near Wall, S. D.
His most recent awards include Best of Show at the Western Heritage show in Great Falls, MT., and Best of Show in Watercolor at the Rough rider Art Show in Williston, N. D. He has also been accepted in the top 200 of the Annual Arts for the Parks Contest. In 2003 he won first in Watercolor at the Phippen Museum Show, Prescott, AZ.
His work has evolved in many phases, having explored almost every medium and style and subject. “In my travel/sketch trips across America, western and landscape subjects have been of great interest to me, yet, I can also be inspired by a still life or a few flowers in my back yard”.