Mountain views, seascapes and outdoor scenes of my home on Maui inspire me. Many of my paintings are done on location. From these studies I then create larger studio paintings. I use oils because they allow me to express myself without limitations. With each painting, I aim to draw viewers into the moment I've created. I have studied under masters such as John Cosby, Randall Sexton, Larry Moore, and Ronaldo Macedo. I draw inspiration from artists such as John Carlson, Edgar Payne, Clyde Aspevig and Scott Christensen to name a few. As an artist, I want to challenge myself with different subject matter. Along the way there will be some success, and plenty of failures, but with it comes growth. I hope to be on this creative journey for years to come.