I am currently living in Jamestown, ND. Growing up in North Dakota has allowed me to research and study many of my favorite wildlife subjects that I enjoy painting. When I started painting wildlife, my first subjects I focused on were ducks. So being in the central flyway of many waterfowl species allowed me to observe my subjects first hand.
Other subjects that I enjoy painting are grizzly bear, black bear, elk, moose, & songbirds. Being able to observe your subjects more often allows an artist to gain that much more knowledge of what you are painting which I believe carries over into the painting.