Growing up in Wyoming, it’s only fitting that rodeo, the western lifestyle and wildlife found their way into my work. I have an intense interest in wildlife from all over and have been invited to Africa and New Zealand to research various species. Thus, that fauna and flora have become important subjects in my work. My research also found me riding bulls competitively for the Laramie County Community College rodeo team.
My goal is to portray my subjects in a way that transcends a mere representation and takes on a life of its own. Energetic brushwork and color harmony allow the viewer to fill in the gaps. It’s what I leave out that tends to be the most important part of the painting.
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