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My work explores the relationship between man-made structures and the surrounding landscape.  The creations of man are dwarfed by the magnitude of the earth and sky, but yet humanity’s impact is profound.  I express both my admiration for invention and design and deference for natural order and beauty.  I am interested in the cycle of creation and decay.  Impermanence, change, the constant movement of unseen forces, control, and chaos are all themes I use in my paintings.


I am a painter of city scenes and views that inspire me.  In a sense, I am a traditional landscape painter, but I choose not to ignore the power lines, signs, roads, and buildings that break up the natural surroundings.  I see the proud, deliberate, and measured uniformity of the new and also the broken, cracked, and rotted irregularity of the old.  I see beauty in it all and it frightens me at the same time.


I have maintained these themes in my paintings for years, but I witness my own change.  Simplified abstractions have become more realistically rendered and controlled.  I’ve slowly adopted a more local color pallette.  All the while, I’ve worked toward limiting control in other parts of my paintings and allowed for more subtle but purposeful manipulation of color and texture.  I hope to demonstrate my reverence for our natural world and seek harmony in our modern landscape.

Purple Storm  (sold)
On the Plains
Edge of the Sky
Between Ground and Sky
Carbon Black
Water Line
Ice (sold)
Smoke and Sun
Glenwood *sold
Water Power Park
Crossing *sold
Broadway Bridge
Bend *sold
Crab apple and Coal
Improv in Blue
Murder cloud
Stone Arch
Grain 1 *sold
Cold Air
Overpass *Sold
Windmill *Sold
Warehouse 1 *sold
One Night
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