“My career as a cowhand never got off the ground and I stumbled into art never knowing it would compliment my passion for animals so completely. Real dogs, painted dogs, the red ball, horses and life on an island in the Pacific Northwest. I suspect it will be years before I run out of inspiration or have jeans that aren’t covered with paw prints or paint.
My paintings are built of many thin layers of oil bar and/or oil paint beginning with a limited palette of bold colors on large canvases or wood panels. Subsequent layers allow the under-paint to peek through and transparent glazes give the final surface a subtle tint. I enjoy working with new mediums and am always exploring new subjects, layering and surface finishes. With each work, I invite the viewer to first look at the simplicity of the image, then beyond, opening a door to the imagination.”