About

I am a landscape artist who works in pastels, oils and acrylics.  My work focuses on representational studies of the western US.  I am basically self taught with lots of workshops and studies with several landscape artists such as Bruce Haughey and Clark Elster.  I live in southeastern WA, am a native Montanan with a strong connection to the land. I spend as much time as I can in MT painting as well other parts of the northwest.  I appreciate getting out in the field and working plein air because there is nothing like completing a painting in the true light of day and visually not being compromised by the use of a photo.  
In my work, my goal is to produce a piece of work that draws the viewer into the painting and challenges them to explore the scene; get a sense of the time of day, the temperature, the light or lack of.  If I have gotten that viewer to step out of their reality and into that painting and enjoy it, then my work was accomplished as I wished.


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