As an artist I take inspiration from what I find during explorations such as Indian ruins, the open landscape in the Southwest, long rolling country dirt roads disappearing into the distance or wild animals nearby. Each scene conveys a sense of peace and solitude I feel, while my use of compositional elements convey the intense beauty in the world I see around me. After many years enjoying the beautiful outdoors, it has become a part of me and spontaneously inspires me to paint and sketch in a variety of medium. From details of animals and other natural items, to strongly lit forms, the nuances of reflected light are a common focus for me. These contrasting elements come together in my work to evoke the feeling that one has entered into a scene in which time has passed.