During the winter of 2010, Starbuck picked up his paint brushes for the first time in 35 years to pursue a passion for painting that was deep within his soul. He is a self-taught artist. Through encouragement from his family, friends and other professional artists, Starbuck is following this calling. A long time North Carolina resident, his early works focused on landscapes, mountain views, lake sunsets and other statewide points of interest. Recently he has transitioned his subject matter following his love for wildlife and the outdoors.
While painting has become his passion, he continues with his career as a sales management executive in the fast paced high tech electronics industry.