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sketchbook

UPDATED January 2017 “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..."