Each face is unique in its shadows, highlights and colors revealing an endless variety of features.
Today, Russ' career is well-established as he continues to live and paint in Owatonna, Minnesota. There he enjoys time with his wife, 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren.
Russ has been painting professionally for over 30 years. His work has been featured on KSTP news and in magazines such as Southwest Art, Art Of The West and Wildlife Art News. His paintings are reproduced in limited-edition Prints, plates and collectibles that are sold throughout the world.
Russ has always told his kids, "It is important to find something in life you are passionate about and then find a way to make a living at it." He feels fortunate to be living that dream.