Artist Statement

When my day (or life in general) gets chaotic and stressful, I do enjoy relaxing with family and friends; but I also, very often, feel drawn to the outdoors.  I hop on my bike or just take a hike, and it usually doesn’t take long to find something that is beautiful, uplifting, peaceful, or just makes me smile.  I like to share those encounters through my art.

People often comment that my art seems so realistic that it could be a photograph, but it really could not.  Each painting is actually a conglomeration of scenes, moments in time, and emotions that I pull together into one image, and portray as I believe only an artist can.  My goal is to create a work that brings those uplifting encounters indoors, for future enjoyment.