Born in 1960 and lived in various parts of the country as a child. I was exposed to many kind of birds and thus began my affinity for them. In 1981 I moved to Wisconsin and concluded my BA in Art at Concordia University in 1984. In 1991 I opened my studio. At that time I was woodcarving and entering many competitions. Some of my awards include the Ward World Championship, The Greater Milwaukee Woodcarving Championship and Ducks Unlimited Championship.
After a time I switched my ambitions to creating bronze sculptures. My bronzes have been selected for the Miller Wildlife and the Wisconsin Designer Craft Council exhibitions. Many of my sculptures reside in private collections. Additionally, Andy has permanent sculptures on permanent public display, one at the Milwaukee County Zoo’s aviary and the other at the new marina park in Port Washington, WI. During 2002-3 Andy completed and 25 foot tall piece of a native American indian spear fisherman for the Tulalip Indian Tribe’s casino’s front entrance in Marysville, Washington. Spear Fisherman Shipp The Greater Milwaukee Woodcan Tribe’s casino’s front entrance in Marysville, Washington. I also have a piece at the Grohman Museum at MSOE Milwaukee in the permanent collection. I also was selected for a purchase award at Marion University in Fondulac WI.