I have been drawing and painting since I was a very young child growing up in the middle of nowhere in the Arkansas Ozarks. I took oil painting classes in an atelier-like setting as a teen. After completing college with a degree in engineering and working in the aerospace industry, I rekindled my childhood love of art.
I work predominately in oils. I enjoy plein air painting but mainly finish pieces in the studio and also complete many pieces wholly from photograph even though I believe that working from life is superior. I like to work instinctively and reflexively, attempting to remove the higher level consciousness from the process.
I am often inspired by the beauty of nature and the transient position humans hold in the fabric of the environment. I am drawn to scenes which are reminiscent of joyful days of youth or are breathtaking in scope, color, or light.