I manipulate metals and minerals and bonding solutions in order to provoke emotional responses from people I will usually never meet. That which happens in the process some people call art. My talent for creating icons and illusions turned into a lifetime of manipulations... in various pigments, bronze and steel, some quite large, which loom in museums, schools, collections and public places all over Texas. Here on this blog you can watch my creative actions and insights unfold...

Wildlife Art

"King of Texas"
 
"Brazos Valley Cats"... A mural at Cypress Grove Intermediate School, College Station, Texas

I have always been a wildlife artist.. ever since I took my first art class at age 10. The wilds of America were the home of my childhood imagnation, and where I have learned how to paint. Their inhabitants have been my mentors and inspiration, and I have never tired of studying wildlife. And that is a good thing, as I have been asked to make some sizable wildlife exhibits. The schools of Bryan and College Station, Texas are where the lion's share of them are... there is no surprise then that there is a major university there that specializes in such things as wildlife management and veterinary care, and the public schools there have found these works most fitting.

"Oak Arbor Royalty," oil on canvas sold through Austin Galleries, Austin, Texas
 
"Amber and Rust" a watercolor from the Mark Anderson collection, available in limited edition print.
 
A mural and sculpture of African cats, made for Cypress Grove Intermediate in College Station, Texas.
 
"Buffaloes on the Brazos," commissioned by Evelyn and James Grevelle.


A part of the east Texas wildlife mural at Harvey Mitchell Elementary.

My largest showcase of  wildlife art is at Harvey Mitchell Elementary School in Bryan, Texas. Five murals, each featuring a life-sized sculpture, illustrate the animals of East Texas, High Plains, Arizona desert, South American rainforest and Gulf of Mexico Sea Life.

 

Black bears at the Mitchell Elemetary East Texas wildlife mural.

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