“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.”
― Graham Greene
I paint stories.
Over the years, my work has steadily evolved from basic technical studies to narrative illustrations. Stylistically, I choose to mix traditional watercolor techniques with a more tightly illustrative quality and, I attempt to mix realism with a sense of whimsy.
As such, many of my paintings are influenced by places I’ve visited or lived and the people and animals I grew up around. The scenery ranges from the sand-dunes of Southern Colorado and the stony beaches of Oregon to depictions of the landscape surrounding my hometown which is located in the Marais de Cygne River Valley. The subjects also follow this theme, often including an assortment of the different animals and people I grew up around, from dogs and horses to friends and family.
I wish for viewers to read my paintings; to step through the looking glass and see what happens next or to investigate what happened before.