Growing up in the Carolina foothills gave me the opportunity to appreciate my natural surroundings. As a child I grew up on a farm with horses, cows and plenty of small lakes to fish in. I started my career as a graphics artist (prior to the computer age) hand designing company logos, brochures, signage etc. for various companies. However I never could get away from my childhood roots and natural surroundings which I loved so much so I started using my artistic talent to sculpt and paint the wildlife I enjoyed as a kid. Now retired as a graphics artist I felt that others would have the same respect for local wildlife as I did and wanted to share my products with people of the same interests.