"I feel that God has given me this talent to share the beauty of our natural world and its interaction with the creatures of the wild. When you start putting the details on a wildlife painting, that's when you see it come alive! That's the exciting part, to make it real, to get the same look you see in the wild!
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J.D. is a self-taught artist, who from an early age began sketching and drawing with pen, pencil and charcoal. His wife (Jana) was curious if he could paint and requested murals to be painted on their childrens walls.
The successful completion of these wall murals encouraged him to attempt a painting in 1996, entitled "Remembrance", which was entered into competition at the 1997 Regional Sampler hosted by Paducah's Yeier Art Center. This competition, involving several hundred artist, resulted in J.D. being selected as one of five artist to represent the Yeiser Art Center.
J.D. and his wife, Jana, have three children, Joy, Sara and Neal and one grandson, Isaac. His wife and all the children are supportive of J.D.'s artwork and help in various aspects of creating and naming each piece.
Presently his paintings and murals are being displayed in local gallerys, businesses, and in residences throughout Western Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Connecticut.