Here I am pictured with my artist mother, Nettie. She was my mentor and a major inspirational force behind my art. She will always be missed, but some of her talent will live on in the very best of my work.
At left is a pic of Grandfather Cederstrand, Master Architect and fine artist in his own right. His figure work was as skillfully rendered as any artist I've seen. The photo at right is of Jessie M. Leith, his art teacher. Her work has been on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I can attest to the fine quality of her watercolor and oil paintings as well.
At left is Terri Isaac and myself in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, near where a female companion and I were stalked by a grizzly bear, but that's another story. From right is John Seerey-Lester, Robert Cederstrand, and Alan M. Hunt in England where I attended John's workshop. I was awarded the Seerey-Lester Scholarship Award which I used to attend his Master Class in Florida.