My name is JD Turpin, I am a 54 year old Texan living on the gulf coast of Florida with my wife and numerous rescued paws and claws. I spent 20 years as a U.S. Navy Medic (Corpsman). To be an artist has been a life long goal. Painting is my passion and also helps to subsidize the care and feeding of these animals. I paint impression/realism of the American west and Native Americans in oil and acrylic. My studio is called Jdwesternart.com.