It’s been a fun ride since my first art show in 1998. I never could have guessed I'd be driving an old pickup truck to New York City with a friend a few years later to show my paintings at OK Harris, a fancy gallery in SOHO. I was in over my head, but this marked the beginning of an amazing journey as an artist.
My current paintings focus on imagery that slows you down and transports you somewhere else, even if it is only for a brief time. The paintings depict scenes from national and local parks or scenes from a leisurely day out in the city. My aim is to paint moments that get pushed aside due to the busy nature of life; to evoke memories of similar moments of solitude, relaxation and happiness the viewer has experienced as well.
2016, I was selected into the Joshua Tree National Park Artist in Residence Program. I worked on a series promoting environmental awareness. It was a fantastic experience to be able to use my talent for an important cause. When I’m not playing the hermit artist role in my studio, I’m usually out taking a hike or doing something far away from parking lots and people.
Thanks for visiting my site. I’m glad you were able to stop by and look at my art.