I work in a representational style but endeavor to capture the essence of the subject rather than copying what nature serves up, always seeking to edit and simplify. My inspiration springs from the textures, colors and dynamic light of the southwestern landscape. My medium is oil and I work on linen mounted on hardboard both en plein air and the studio. All materials used are the highest quality to ensure a lifetime or more of enjoyment for the owner.
My formal education is in wildlife and fisheries sciences and I served as a Biologist for 30 years with the Environmental Protection Agency. While in College I began to study art on my own. Over the next 30 plus years I took workshops from many of the top artists in the country. Many artists have had an influence on my work but most notable are; Carl Rungins, Maynard Dixon, Howard Terpning, Skip Whitcomb and Matt Smith.
My desire is, that through my work, others can experience something they've never seen or perhaps spark memories from their own experiences in the outdoors. The love of the outdoors has been the driving force in my adult life. Painting it is at the same time the hardest and most enjoyable endeavor I've ever pursued. I hope to continue to learn and improve until my last day.
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science, 1981