I am an artist living in Austin and inspired by, the bird around town, the grackle. What started as an attempt to ward of grackles from my backyard with good karma by painting them has turned into a full time passion. My bicycle and landscape art is also inspired by Austin and central Texas and always get a kick out of when a stranger recognizes their bike from my art. I paint on wood and spend as much time in the wood shop as my studio. I have been an artist for 20 years by way of Virginia and Boston.