I was born in South Central Idaho and at an early age moved to Northern Utah. As a boy, I spent most of my summers and falls with my family at various lakes and streams or in high mountain valleys. Fishing and hunting or just being in the outdoors occupied a large portion of my free time and a love of the outdoors quickly developed. I was always off exploring a new or different canyon, trying out the latest fly or lure, or studying the habits of elk, as cows and calves softly mewed to each other in the high mountain valleys. This fascination with nature, love of the outdoors and interest in photography and art, evolved into the art you see today. I studied art in high school and while attending Weber State University.
Watercolor is my primary choice of medium although I have recently completed several pieces in acrylics and several combining both mediums. The transparency of the paint combined with the perpetual motion of the medium combine to create vivid representations that reflect serenity and action at the same time. My attention to detail and mixture of colors combined with the use of light, bring to life fish and wildlife in natural settings. My work is intended to re-create a small piece of nature and provide a medium for people to remember past experiences, dreams of future encounters or to simply enjoy the light and colors, which are so much a part of my art. My wet on wet washed technique combined with my crisp edge and attention to detail sets me apart from other traditional watercolorists.
As an award-winning artist, I have had the fortune to win many Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards as well as many purchase awards. I have also had the opportunity to be the featured artist at numerous art shows. I have had the pleasure of working with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources over the years providing artwork for fishing and hunting proclamations. I have supported many wildlife organizations over the years by providing artwork for their ongoing efforts.
I have available original art pieces both in watercolor and acrylic, limited edition lithographs, limited edition giclee on canvas board and stretched canvas and do commission work upon request.