All of my pieces are original and one of a kind museum quality products. My work has been made available through the Alaska Mint, Anchorage Museum, and through private collectors. I have had requests through Native Corporations, private parties, local business', as well as family and friends...and their friends. I am open to producing non traditional renditions of art as well as traditional/real life replication.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I am primarily self taught, having learned and developed my skill moving from one medium (type of art) to the next until I mastered it. I am a continuous student of the Arts, learning and listening to other artist always striving to improve my technique.
I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, which is known as the last frontier. This vast and wild land provided a tremendous opportunity to develop my creativity, imagination, and aspirations.
My parents provided exposure to the indigenous wildlife of Alaska on a daily basis. Whether it was crabbing in Valdez, or bow hunting in the Brooks Range for dull sheep and mountain goats, or flying into the cabin on the Minto flats for duck season; I spent most of my life living and working there. As a young adult, I lived on the North Slope and under the supervision of my Uncle, participated in traditional whaling done by the Inupiat Eskimo whaling crew he captained; the village depended upon the subsistence whaling to survive the year. I spent many hours studying the behavior of the seals, walrus', polar bears, and whales.
My fascination with any living creature is something you will recognize in my art work. I have a vivid memory and a heightened understanding of wild life that I bring to life in my work.
Current Residence: Vancouver,WA.
deviantWEAR sizing preference: x-large
Favourite genre of music: Alt, Rock, all
Favourite style of art: all
Personal Quote: Living good is the best revenge