Born and raised in northern Michigan, I spent all my free time in the woods observing nature. I was inspired as a young boy to capture the images I saw with paper, pastels and acrylics. As a young man I traveled to Scotland and discovered my love for castles and oil paints. I spent the next 15 years of my life painting landscapes. The custom art jobs I did during this time allowed me to perfect my skill with oils. After visiting the New England coast, I was struck by the serenity of the old boats and the peace I gained from observing the different waters. Being a detail oriented person, I soon found myself capturing seascapes. Currently I am working on the details of still life images and experimenting with new color. I use brushes, oil and canvas to achieve my art.