I was born in the beautiful Inyan Kara area of the Black Hills in Wyoming. I left for seventeen years to pursue an education and short career as an architect. Then the magic of Wyoming called me back. I now live in the house that I drew my first paintings in as a child. We live on and operate the family ranch that lies between Upton and Sundance, Wyoming. Much of my inspiration comes from living and loving on a working ranch in Wyoming.
My work is inspired by Baroque painters Rubens and Caravaggio. I am a true and devoted follower of the chiaroscuro style. Extreme value (lightness and darkness) creates drama like a spotlight on the characters of a play. My medium of choice is colored pencils. They allow me the precision I seek (and no washing paint brushes).