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I am and have been an outdoorsman and hunter ever since I was old enough to go into the woods. Growing up in a small town in central Pennsylvania, there was not a lot to do except to find your way out the back door and into the woods. Growing up, I have come to realize that it was not a bad thing. I never found myself in trouble with the law. There was no time to. Though out my life, the outdoors has led me to many, many great people, friends and great places. Since 1980, I have made many trips out "west" for various reasons. Family vacations, business, to get married, to hunt and lastly, to live there.

My favorite place in this entire world is standing in the Rocky Mountains above "tree level" in the month of October. I have found a place called "The Bridger Wilderness Area" just outside of Pinedale, Wyoming. It was named after the famous explorer, Jim Bridger. It is over a million acres in size with several thousand trout-filled lakes. It is located 70 miles south of Jackson Hole and 110 south of Yellowstone National Park. I go there to hunt and guide for the Rocky Mountain Elk.

The original is 7.75" x 10.25" overall. It is drawn on medium weight, hot press Crescent Illustration Board. German made Faber-Castell Drawing Pencils were used. The majority of the "pencil' was done with a #4 and a #6 lead, while the remainder was darkened with #8 lead.


10/17/2010 5:41 AM
Gaah! That is truely beautiful! :D

7/30/2009 6:07 AM
the detail is amazing and is a wonderful piece.....famed it

6/24/2009 6:06 PM
I would have famed your work but it won't let me. You make me want to go practice more, which is what I AM GOING TO DO NOW!!

6/24/2009 6:05 PM
I Agree with Janese, mine happens to be the tress, anykind, anywhere, older the better. I believe I must have been one in a past life....and the water.....

6/13/2009 8:45 PM
Your work is amazing! I also loved your story! Those of us that hear the call of the wild, can only find true peace among the trees, the rocks, and the sky! I find my peace at the river...any river, as long as it is away from people!



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Votes: 17
Views: 3,544
Date: 6/7/09
Art: Drawing