I’ve always had a love of the outdoors and an affinity for art. My great uncle, a farmer in the Alleghany Mountains, sat with me on his porch patiently teaching perspective and form while cows and an occasional deer served as unwitting models. I studied visual communication in Pittsburgh, and at age 23 co-founded a firm in Lenox, Massachusetts, creating identities, illustrations and designs for the Clark Art Institute, Tanglewood, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. I was fortunate to be a student of Milton Glaser at SVA, and his unique perspective had an indelible influence on my work. When I’m not on the water, I’m in my studio in Otis, Massachusetts, with my Springer Spaniel Gracie and my blessedly tolerant wife, Katie.