"I love doing maps, whether simple or involved."
"Line and wash art for a story on MN-DNR fish tagging."
"Illustrated graph showing ice cover vs. oxygen."
"One of several freshwater fish species done for Northland Fishing Tackle."
"Doug Stange's fishing memory stories are among my favorite to read, and illustrate."
"If I could only remember all the tips and techniques I've illustrated..."
You'll see a lot of different styles and subject matter here; a natural result of survival in the freelance art market since 1977. I'm hoping within these pages you'll find a spark for the solution to meet your particular illustration needs. If you want to contact me, please use the form on our website. I wish you a good day!
REDPINE is an art studio tucked between towering pines overlooking a small Minnesota lake. It's a special place where I have been blessed to raise a family with my wonderful wife, Jan. I've worked as an illustrator for the past 40 years. Since finishing school at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), methods for illustration have changed beyond what we could have imagined. I certainly don't miss cutting those acetate airbrush stencils with a hot-knife at 3 a.m., pushing towards the FedEx drop-off deadline the next day. Graphic arts technology has given us a wide open canvas with the freedom to revise our scribblings endlessly; and no illustration board patching is required. You'll see lots of different subject matter and styles in my portfolio; I'm a survivor of years adapting to stay relevant and keep the wolf from the door.
My approach always starts with pencil on paper. From there it goes to the scanner and is shaped and refined digitally, colored with my swatches of pastels and watercolor, and either finished digitally or printed on canvas or paper for traditional painting and drawing. Either way, the scent of pines is no longer defiled by burning acetate.
If you want to contact me, please use the contact form on my website. I wish you a very good day!
Thank you for your interest in my work! Please drop me a line with any questions on availability, pricing, or just to say hi.
Have a really good day!