In creating art, my inspiration comes from the varied scenic beauty and remarkable natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. For many years I have enjoyed hiking, climbing, kayaking, skiing or backpacking in some of the Northwest’s most wild and scenic places. Now I enjoy sharing those outdoor adventures through my landscape and seascape paintings.
I grew up in Iowa and was fortunate to live, work and paint in Switzerland, Germany and Australia before settling with my family in Oregon. When not painting en plein air, I create art while my wife Jean enjoys quilting in our home studio in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains.
Many collectors in the US and overseas have acquired my art. I am a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Oregon and the Lake Area Artists, Lake Oswego. I am honored to be represented by the Vista House at Crown Point, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and the Mount Hood Cultural Center and Museum. My paintings are included in the permanent collections of Timberline Lodge, Oregon (National Historic Landmark) and the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.
My Favorite Quotation:
“Nature gives us facts. Artists give us art.” Ed Whitney