About the artist:
"Not many people wake up every day looking forward to getting back to work, I have been so lucky that my job has allowed me to take my love of the Outdoors and translate it into a living through my paintings and drawings. After serving my time in the military I returned to Civilian life and took a position as Art Director at the Bronx Zoo where I worked on many truly interesting projects, the five years that I spent at the zoo gave me the time to hone my drawing skills of so many different species of wildlife. After leaving the zoo I spent the next 15 years doing Illustrations for all the major magazines and book publishers, during that time I moved my family to Chambersburg PA. A small city located in the Cumberland Valley. It was here that I experienced quality Trout fishing and Upland game bird hunting. These experiences led me to produce a series of 12 hand colored lithographs all of which sold out. The series was made up of 4 upland game birds, 4 fresh water fish and 4 salt water fish, this last group lead me to where I am today. Having no experience with salt water fish caused me to call on a close friend Lefty Kreh, who through his help opened so many doors for me which allowed me to gain the experience I needed to finish this series of prints. After catching my first Tarpon on fly I was hooked, my family and I now moved to South Florida where I have spent the last 25 years catching and painting every species of Salt Water fish that would take a fly. As the years passed I found myself looking for new challenges and before long I found myself casting to fish in Africa and South America. Over the last few years my early experiences have brought me full circle and I find myself back painting Hunting Dogs and scenes of Trout and Salmon. So I guess it must be true that if you live long enough your life will bring you back to where you first began."
"Not many people wake up every day looking forward to getting back to work, I have been so lucky that my job has allowed me to take my love of the Outdoors and translate it into a living through my paintings and drawings. After serving my time in