Art is a part of who I am. Painting has always been my first passion followed closely by photography. For over twenty years, I have been creating works of art in both mediums, and I strive to become a better artist with each new painting and each new photograph. Over the last few years I have begun to infuse parts of each medium to create abstract paintings based on images found in nature. I never try to recreate exactly what I see, but to express the feelings I get from a scene. My goal is to portray the atmospheric qualities of a scene without giving away every detail.
When I show a piece I want the viewer to connect with the painting by adding their own feelings to it as well. I want it to remind them of something familiar. This makes it more of a personal experience for them. When I look at my work I want to be reminded of what originally inspired me about it. Whether it was late day sun creating long shadows over a field or simply the way a group of elements work together, if I look at the painting and get that same feeling, I have accomplished my goal.