resting-ringnecksTwo years after I began painting, I was honored with the prestigious Best of Show award at the Illinois Junior Duck Stamp.  Below is a list of the accomplishments I have achieved since then.

2008

2008 Best of Show Illinois Jr Duck Stamp
2008 First Place Illinois State Duck Stamp
2008 First Place Illinois State Fish Art
2008 First Place National Fish Art

2009

2009 Best of Show Illinois Jr Duck Stamp
2009 First Place Illinois State Duck Stamp
2009 First Place NRA Youth Art Contest
2009 Second Place Federal Jr Duck Stamp

2010

2010 Best of Show Illinois Jr Duck Stamp
2010 First Place Illinois Sate Duck Stamp
2010 First Place Illinois State Fish Art
2010 First Place National Fish Art
2010 “Best Design” NDSCS Nationwide State Duck Stamp Poll

2011

2011 Best Of Show Illinois Jr Duck Stamp
2011 First Place Federal Jr Duck Stamp
2011 First Place NWTF Wildlife Art Contest
2011 “Featured Artist” National Hunting and Fishing Days Expo

2012

2012 Iowa Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year
2012 Iowa Ducks Unlimited Print of the Year
2012 Iowa Ducks Unlimited Peoples Choice Award

2013

2013 “Featured Artist” Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Premiere Art Program
2013 First Place Delaware State Trout Stamp