The western way of life has always played an important aspect in my life. I grew up with horses and many times visited my grandparents farm, spending time around Bessie (the milk cow), or the herds of cattle in the pastures. I have spent countless hours on the real working ranch, gathering references that have or someday will end up in one of my paintings. I feel the authentic western lifestyle is slipping away and I need to capture those fleeting episodes with my brush. those flashing moments in time are what excite me and spur me to keep them alive for others to see and experience.
As I prepared for college, my dad asked me what I wanted to do for a career and I said, “All I have ever wanted to be was an artist.” I believe I have been given a talent and my goal is to paint everyday and become the best artist I can be. Even now, after years of painting, I realize the more I work in watercolors, the more I have yet to learn. It’s an exciting journey and I hope you enjoy experiencing my artwork as much as I have enjoyed painting it. I am always excited about what is next to come. Keep watching and together we’ll see.