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UPDATED December 2020 “Field sketching and painting lies at the core of my work as an artist.  My sketchbooks are the "raw material" of my art.  When working on location, I always carry a 9" x 12" spiral-bound sketchbook and an assortment of soft drawing pencils.  Color is added in the field or immediately upon return to the studio.  Since 1983, when I began sketching outdoors on a regular basis, I've filled more than eighty sketchbooks with thousands of drawings of birds, mammals, plants and landscapes.  Here is a sampling from my recent sketchbooks..."