About this artist

As an avid hiker, horse person, and flyfisherman, I’m happiest when I’m in the backcountry. I have personal experience with every subject I paint. These places I travel are usually wilderness lands that often need conservation. The end goal of my work is not realism but a narrative transcendence to help bring awareness to these fragile lands. I want my audience to pause long enough to feel the sun, cold air, and gentle wind and to feel its potential turbulence. I purposely break image components into shapes, color layering, and rhythm through directional brushstrokes to simultaneously show stillness and movement—the land may be peaceful but also alive. DH Lawrence once said, “Different places on the face of the earth have different vibrations, different polarities with different states. Call it what you like, but the spirit of place is a great reality.”