Spending most of my life in the southwest, I have always been drawn to painting the unparalleled light of western landscapes. Through my years of painting, I have learned how vital color is in recreating the feeling of light. As I experiment with other subjects, I still find color to be my ultimate inspiration. For an artist, color is a powerful means of expression—it is also a facet of academic painting that I feel is largely unexplored. I am greatly influenced by Emile Gruppe, Henry Henshe, and Joseph Albers. It is my goal to not only understand but continue to build on what these great artists have created and discovered.

I aim for my work to showcase a fresh approach to color and an illusion of light that does justice to nature.