This website has lots of Art, Photography, Fiction, some Poetry, and bits of Commentary. Honest. True story.
I am a semi-retired wildlife and landscape artist, cartoonist, poet, and independent author of fantasy fiction. I love making pictures and writing stories. I keep the art and writing processes separate, though I have an inkling to illustrate my writing someday.
Making art came first when I drew on everything with pencils and crayons. Writing came later when I wrote my first short story in fourth grade. I have been writing and illustrating ever since.
I am a wildlife and landscape artist by profession, though my CV includes photographer, illustrator and teacher. I fell in love with teaching while I was a college student when I began a side career teaching workshops to other students, young and old.
Drawing cartoons is another passion. I never pursued syndication, but a local newspaper featured my comics for several years, which became popular with its readers. My favorite ones are in the Art Blog section.
I am a self-published author. I write fantasy fiction that I call small-town suburban country fantasy fiction, which features a strange little town I call Ridgewood. It began years ago as Ravenwood (an honor to Edgar Allan Poe). My Ridgewood and Ravenwood stories are in the Writing Blog section. Many of them have a reoccurring character named Vree Erickson. Sometimes her last name is spelled Erikson. My stories span a lifetime of writing.
I hope you enjoy my website and choose to follow me on this journey. I look forward to hearing from you.
January 3, 2011