My goal as an artist is to convey the joy and awe I feel when witnessing the beauty of the world we inhabit.
I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember.
I paint everyday because it is what I love to do.
Painting is the most fulfilling work I've ever found.
I am dedicated to strive, at all times, to be the best artist I can be and to paint for as long as I am capable.
Alla prima painting presents the challenge to record my immediate experience of the land.
The subject can be as simple as a willow branch touching a stream or as grand as a
sunset in the Rocky Mountains.
Painting from life is extremely rewarding to me as an artist.
I find it the most honest form of painting.
Standing with an easel before the land---that's when all the years of practice come into play---
the discipline to record the fleeting moment on canvas before it disappears forever.
Always remember that the land supports us---that we are part of it---
connected to the earth in ways we can't fully understand.
We must be ever diligent to preserve this precious commodity for future generations
to capture on canvas and enjoy.