A Signature Member of both Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation, I actually define myself as a portrait artist, striving to portray my subjects as individuals with the right to life and freedom from harm. I was once a graphic designer in NYC, a student of Disney in L.A., and an art teacher to mildly interested middle schoolers in Colorado. But it was as head of graphic design at the Dallas Zoo, and the discomfort I felt around captive animals, that led me down my current path.Awards include SAA's Medal of Excellence, and David Shepherd's 2018 Wildlife Artist of the Year—Vanishing Fast category. My work has been exhibited at San Diego's Museum of Natural History, The Houston Museum of Nature and Science, London's Mall Galleries, VanDusan Botanical Garden in Vancouver, the Hiram Blauvelt Wildlife Museum in New Jersey, Arizona's Sonoran Desert Museum, Miami's Art Basel, The People's Gallery in Austin's City Hall, and England's Nature in Art Museum, among other venues. I'm currently represented by Worrell Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.A portion of profits from paintings is donated to organizations that fight for animal rights and/or fight the good fight to keep wildlife wild.