I paint to express what I see and feel. I am amazed by the aesthetics and endless wonder provided by all the creations around us, from the smallest organisms to the vast variety in the oceans, forests and galaxies. I want to share with everyone the sublime encounters, joy and wonder I have experienced with nature. Art is an extension of my experience in nature and my surroundings. Seeing and experiencing the fascinating and countless wonders of this world becomes a catalyst for my work and expression, along with a never ending resource for artistic expression and the quest for true awareness.
Ever since I was a young boy, I have loved art for the purpose of creating and enhancing the lives of others. I am constantly amazed with this world and the Ultimate Creator of all things. This world, people and its endless variety, captivates me with wonder, excitement and deep reverence for our Creator. The joy of composing art that uplifts viewers and enthralls their senses, enhances my motivations to paint and create.
As per my education, I enjoy studying art history, contemporary art and the the natural world. In my formal art education, I have received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree (BFA) and Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from Brigham Young University.I favor oil painting, but also focus on creating images with mixed media, drawing and photography. I incorporate a variety of materials to express and transfer the emotions encountered in nature. I draw upon various eclectic styles, techniques and materials to bring about a vitality expressed, especially through colors, textures and forms. Through the richness of oil paint medium and other natural materials, I strive for spontaneity, vitality, harmony, and textural nuances to enhance the work and remind the viewer of what is seen and felt in nature. Seeing, sensing, learning, understanding, feeling, enjoying and being encompassed by the endless beauty created by a perfect artist and loving God motivates me to create beauty as well. His works demonstrate His perfect love for everyone and manifests His brilliance, omnipotence and omniscience.