Central Focus of My Work
Creating Magic with paint and canvas
I have had a love for the landscape since I was a young child accompanying my father, an agriculture teacher, driving the back roads on his visits to his student’s projects in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Our family also explored the National Parks in Southern Utah and California. It is no surprise that many of my favorite places to paint are in these locales, as well as scenic areas of Arizona, Texas, Missouri and Colorado.
The central focus of my work includes fine paintings of real places that I respond to. With each new painting comes the excitement of sharing the unique view I hold of the surrounding world. Elements that are of particular interest to me are the diversity of landscape, incorporating oaks and other trees, mountains and valleys, vineyards, cultivated farm land, cattle and horses that have played such a large part of our country’s development, and water, from small streams, rivers and lakes, to the vast oceans that border the coast. I share with the viewer the essence of discovery and the memory of a shared past. The final painting product is a combination of my critical observation, my personal appreciation for the idea and skilled application of the paint.