Retired Lt. Col. from the U. S. Air Force became an active wood carver. Andy loved the outdoors, So carving animals and birds were a natural fit. To improve his skills, Andy took his first watercolor art class in 2018 at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center with my then-friend, Betty Gribble, instructed by Sally Henson. As my focus on art increased, I resumed carving and carved shore birds, autumn leaves, and feathers. He enjoys the feeling when people touch his art to see if the feathers are real. Combining his watercolor and carving skills Andy has won Best of Show and many other awards.