I really love nature and its many attributes. A friend of mine is an electrical engineer in Austin and began his career in semiconductor fabrication. He spent hours in sterile environments. He loves what he does, but he escapes to their ranch in Colorado every chance he gets. Watching the animals and communing with nature brings him peace, which he finds in few places.
We may have moved from an agri-culture to a tech-culture, but the wilderness calls us. From it we gather perspective, peace, adventure, and memories.
Nature's gifts are the focus of my paintings. Landscapes and animals are married. The paint and technique hold the painting together. But all this rests on the foundation of an authentic experience with wildlife.
At the end of the day, I want to paint something that I want to look at 20 years from now and get it into the hands of collectors who feel the same. It really isn't more complicated than that.
Back to the easel!