ABout the Artist
The Artist Dude
I'm a Wyoming boy born and raised. My art tends to reflect that. I'm not the artist who seeks to fill the viewer with deep thoughts. I try to capture a single moment or the beauty in the things that intrigue me. Being on a river or in the mountains throwing flies to hungry, feeding fish is something I never get sick of. This inspires many of my pieces. Majestic elk, moose, bison, big horn sheep among others are also things that intrigue me. You will see this in my artwork.
I dont have a "style" yet. I often spend a lot of time on great detail but I also am not afraid to be loose or get out of hand with the colors. Breaking the rules is ok.
Art came natural to me. From day one, I was fairly talented at it. I think it might be a Peak thing. My father was great, my sister has some talent, a few of my cousins are extremely talented, even an uncle or two I would consider "artistic" as well, but they choose to do amazing things with wood instead (still art in my mind). I have also been very fortunate, in my life, to have amazing art teachers. My first art teacher ever (other than my father) was Sonia Seig, a legend in Douglas, Wyoming. Later on, in high school, I would have both Sonia and her husband Randy. They both would end up being the reason I chose to become an art teacher.
The Rest of the dude.
I'm an art teacher, but lets just say I'm not your typical art dude. I'm a weird combination of Art Teacher, PE Teacher, Wrestling Coach all rolled up into one.
Early in life, I was good at two things. Wrestling and Art. Just as fortunate more me, I had kickass art teachers and an awesome wrestling coach. That all led me down the path that I would never stray from. I attended college on art and wrestling scholarships. I had successful college careers in both, graduating as an NCAA II All American Wrestler as well as with a degree in Education with endorsements in Art, PE, Health and Coaching.
Now days, I'm a husband to a gorgeous wife, Sarah. I'm a father to three AMAZINGLY cute kids. We have two girls Rowyn 3, Remi 2 and a boy Ryder 1! My life is busy! I'm the head coach of a growing high school wrestling team and I have a kickass job teaching art with some awesome people.
While I'm boring you, here are a few more things I'm in to...my family, wrestling, fishing, art, camping, snowboarding, eating awesome food, IPA, hiking, working out, building things and I even dabbled in MMA for a while. I still would be if I hadn't found some more important priorities in my life.
I'm out of time and you're sick of reading. Enjoy the site!