|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
|The following is written by the artist:|
"I'm a native Montanan. I majored in art in college, but was sidetracked during the war in Viet Nam, and eventually went to work for the Civil Service. In 1985, I was severely injured on the job and decided to make my hobby my new profession. My primary media in those days was scratchboard, but I used, and still continue to use, acrylics in glazes for the color.
Beginning this technique in 1976, many consider me a pioneer in that particular style.
Here are some achievements:
3 Best of Show Awards-Juror's Choice, Western Heritage Artists
2 Best of Show Awards-People's Choice-Western Heritage Artists
Best of Show-Remarque Competition-Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show
Best of Show Libby Fine Arts Festival
First and Second Places-Western Reflections Art Show in the same year (1997)
Featured Artist-Rough Rider International Art Show
Guest Instructor-Daniel Smith Art Supply
Host and lead instructor TCI Cablevision Montana Artist's Magazine
Co-Lead instructor and head naturalist-Montana High Student and Master's Workshops
Juror Western Heritage Artist's Show
Juror Montana Artists/Forest/Community Residency Program
Juror Montana State Fair-Fine Arts Division
Licensed raptor rehabilitator
Living Historian and president-Lewis and Clark Honor Guard of Living Historians of Montana
Also I work in oil, and I am the co-founder of the Northwest River Artist's Group. Have expanded my subject matter to include historical representations of the Lewis and Clark era, portraits, and plein air landscapes.
I was successful in being juried into the Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show miniature art auction from 1988 until 1999. I also participated in every quick draw from 1988 for the same show.
Art Business News, September 2004-Volume 31 Number 9 (pp. 42, 43, 44)
Latitudes-Big Sky Airlines, Winter 2007 (pp.30,31,32,33)
Inspiring Journey-Lewis and Clark through the Eyes of the Artist, Featuring Ron Ukrainetz, Crizmac Art & Cultural Education Materials, 2003
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