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I was born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. From my earliest memories, art has always
been a major part of my life. I was fortunate that my parents were supportive of
my initial enthusiasm. They also encouraged my inquisitive nature and love of the
outdoors. My earliest subjects began with cartoons, dinosaurs, and, of course, animals!
Being largely self-
My professional art career took a slight detour as I embarked on a twenty year career in the United States Navy. Although my free time was limited and the locations made it challenging, I began to focus my raw talents towards a concerted vision: wildlife art. I enrolled in several college courses and professional workshops to help accelerate my skills in painting in oils. Throughout this time, I also traveled the world, recording my experiences in sketchbooks and on film. Some of my earlier artwork was exhibited in several galleries in Florida and Alabama while I was stationed in Pensacola.
After my naval career, I’ve split time between Naples, Florida and Jackson, Wyoming in pursuit of animals, art, and adventure.
What’s in a name?
foreign; alien; coming from abroad.
wandering, traveling, or migrating.
When I picked my business moniker, I wanted a word that embodied both my subject matter and style of art: something that’s exotic; something that’s mobile and on the move. The word “peregrine” was a natural fit.
Part science, part art: my love of nature and animals found a voice through my art. The mystery, beauty, and unpredictability of the wilderness inspires me and provides an intimate personal experience and foundation for my work. The genesis of my paintings begins with my safari sketchbooks and photographs. With studied analysis, a bold sense of color, and composition, my artwork captures these memorable moments and brings them to life.