A traditional painter of the peaceful lifestyle of the western Indian before 1880, he was born in 1951, in Appleton, Wisconsin and from 1975, lived in Redmond, Washington.
Before attending college, he was primarily interested in archaeology and anthropology, but was inspired by a student art show at Brigham Young University where he was enrolled. After college, he traveled throughout the West and then settled in Washington State because of his interest in the Plains tribes.
He paints western landscapes, and landscapes in the Hudson River style. He also paints scenes of Native American life and customs.