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All limited editions are printed on a superior
quality acid free paper and signed
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When I was a boy, my dad often took me to remote beaver ponds to fish for native trout. He'd magically work a fly through the submerged timber and always succeed in filling his creel. I created this drawing with him in mind. This big brown is
cruising the shallows through the fallen timber and is just about to turn for a fisherman's fly. Fishing remote waters for Native Trout is still my favorite method of fishing, and this drawing is one of my favorite creations.

                A Cast in the Shallows
 

 Edition size: 750
Image size 9"x12"
Overall size 12"X14"

          Unframed Price: $29.95 
                                                      
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Edition of 750 prints

 

 

 

 

 

Approximate
overall size
:
12"X14"

 

 

Country Comfort 
        

Price:
$29.95

Unframed

This print has always been one of my favorites. Numerous
of my own personal items were used as props for this drawing.
The old stove, fry pans, oil lamps and crock are family heirlooms.  
The can on the shelf is the pencil can from the desk in my studio,
the calender is a miniature version of my print (Our day will come)
and the date marked on the calender, November 15th 1962
is when I was born.  The old cookstove is still in use today. 

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 Aged To Perfection

 Edition of
400 Prints

   My inspiration for this drawing stemmed from the results
of a successful bow hunt in 1999. At the time, this buck
was the most magnificent whitetail I had ever harvested.
He scored as the #2 archery buck for the state of NH, so I
created this drawing as sort of a tribute to the ol boy. 
He sported a perfectly symmetrical rack and seeing that
he was estimated as a four and a half year old deer, I
decided to draw his life cycle with the images of the
four seasons.  Starting in the lower left hand corner as a
fawn and progressing through the years until he had by
all means... aged to perfection.

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 Image size
15"X20"

Overall size
17"X22
"

 

Price:
$45.00

unframed

 

 

Approx
overall
size:
17x21

Forgotten Treasure 

 Edition of
950 Prints

 

 I was driving down the road one day when I noticed
an old car parked in the back of a field. It was overgrown
and obviously had been there a while. I've always been intrigued
by old treasures like this so I stopped with my camera on
my next trip through to gather reference material for my drawings.
 In the process of photographing the old car I stumbled across numerous old treasures. One idea fed off of another and Before I knew it, I had embarked on one of the most complicated - but also most enjoyable project of my career. Forgotten treasure became
 an obsession which took me 254 hours to complete.

Unframed Price: $45.00

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Out of the Thicket
 

 This is one of my earlier prints
from the good ol
days, before I became obsessed with detail and
used a lot of sketching techniques. Still a favorite with collectors that prefer the simpler style drawings.
 

 Unframed Price: $29.95         Approx Overall Size 17"x19"

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Edition of:
400
Prints

Drumming up Business 

 Edition of: 
400
prints

 

 

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Overall
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 I've always loved the sound of a drumming Partridge. To me, there's just something mysterious about it. Wether I was on a hike or busy working on a woodpile, I'd always pause to listen whenever I heard one commence his harmonic ritual.  
 A welcoming
sound of both spring and fall - the two seasons
that I most anxiously await. I got to witness this performance one fall day while I was on stand high in a hemlock. I climbed up there to watch a well worn deer trail but the grouse dominated my attention with his captivating performance.
I was fortunate enough to watch him through numerous encore performances before he snuck of into the underbrush. Although  I didn't get a deer that morning, I will always look back on this day to be one of my most successful 
and rewarding hunts. 
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 Price: $39.95
Unframed

I couldn't have come up with a more appropriate title for this group of mischievous little rotties now could I?


      Approximate overall
          size: 10"X15"

Looking for Trouble 

 Edition of
250 Prints

    Unframed Price
$25.00

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True Companions
 

 Approximate
overall size:
13"x16"

 

 

 

Edition of:
250
prints

  I think True Companions is the finest of all of
my creations. Some of my other drawings may have it
beat with complex compositions, but this one has a
degree of realism and possesses a photographic quality
that I've never been able repeat. 
My ongoing fondness of black labs and fall marshes
is evident here.  I put a lot of heart and soul into this
one. 

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 Unframed
    Price:

   $29.95

 

Edition.of:
250
prints





Approximate
overall size:
11"x14"

 Wetland Wanderer

 Unframed
price:
$19.95

 

My Alaskan journeys were the inspiration for this drawing. I photographed this cow moose on several occasions during my stay in Homer Alaska in 1989. She was my "yard moose" and visited my cabin on a daily basis. She drank water from the barrels I had under the eaves of my cabin and and used the logs on my porch as scratching post. She was pregnant in the photograph that I used for this drawing and gave birth to twins in the meadow by the cabin. The trio continued their daily visits during the entire six months of my stay.

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 Edition of:
400
prints



Approximate
overall size:
18"x21"
   

Suspicion in the wind 

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price:

 To me, the White tailed deer has got to be the most majestic creature on earth. Even though I pursue them with great intensity each fall - I have a profound respect and adoration for them as well.  I started this drawing with the intention of creating a winter scene, but changed my mind halfway through the process.  Switching from snow covered fields to to grassy meadows certainly increased my workload, but it created the atmosphere that I was looking for and placed them in a setting that I'm familiar with. For this drawing, I wanted to give the viewers the feeling that they have been detected and one sudden move would send the trio bounding off in a display of bouncing tails.  

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Precious Cargo 

 Edition of:
250
prints



Approximate
overall size:
17"x22"

 I wanted to draw this truckload of puppies from the very first
moment I saw them.   I was attending an art show in Maryland and a friend dropped by my booth with this photograph. This was one of those pictures that I just couldn't wait to get started on.  It's not very often I get the opportunity to have 7 puppies perfectly posed in a single photograph.  I changed the pickup to an older model truck to add a little nostalgia to the drawing.

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Unframed
price:
$29.95

  

 Little Stinkers

 Approximate
overall size:
11"x14"






Unframed
price:
$19.95

 My childhood memories were my inspiration for this drawing. I've always had a certain fondness for rickety old outhouses and the outhouse of my childhood days was about as rickety
as they come.   Standing in the backyard of our family deer camp, out of plumb and leaning ten degrees westward, it stood proud against the elements. Although the door hung of its hinges and the nesting phoebe's took up residency through the access of a broken window - it possessed a certain charm and on any summer day a man could sit and read a magazine with a chipmunk on the threshold. I added a pair of skunks exiting into a patch of Purple Trilliums (aka Stinking Benjimuns) to add a humorous twist to the growing popularity
of outhouse art.

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Edition of:
750
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 Edition of
400
prints







Approximate
overall size
18"x18
"  

 Our day will come

 Unframed
price:
$29.95

 I did a lot of waterfowl hunting back in the eighties with
a worn out old yellow Lab cross named Buck. I also
had a new Lab pup in the household and it wasn't
unusual to find here curled up with the damp and duck
smelling hunting gear. It was evident that she was a
natural born hunter from the get go - but just a bit too
young to participate in the hunting activities. I photographed
her with the gear one day and the seed became planted for
this drawing. I worked from a few different photos to
portray a pair of young Labs that anxiously await their
first day afield and added the old shotshell box for nostalgia. 

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Watching her weight

 

 Approximate
overall size:
15"x18"

 

 

 

Edition of:
950
prints

 This print depicts the curiosity and playfulness of
a kitten as she comically tedors atop a bouncy
scale - pawing at the needle as it sways beneath her.

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