As an artist I try to blend my love for tradition into our contemporary reality. My two-dimensional work focuses on the fundamentals of drawing to document and render my surroundings whether the medium be graphite, oils, or watercolors. I find good craftsmanship timeless in any medium. Working in three-dimensions, I mainly use the pottery wheel to make functional and non functional vessels of good aesthetic quality and attentive awareness to form and function. Like my paintings I search for ways of tying traditional aspects into my ceramics and relating them to our contemporary culture.
The Montana of my youth has played a large role in the subject matter and inspiration for my paintings. My fascination with the old masters, from the renaissance era to the impressionists, has all contributed to the continuous shaping of my art. I am primarily an oil painter and am interested in capturing the reality of my surroundings. I work largely from life, observing my subject-matter first hand. It is an endless pursuit following the elusive nature of painting.