I love to paint from life. The more than 3 dimensions that are available to witness as I watch animals move through the landscape, or horses interact or the sky change is truly thrilling. It is an adrenaline rush as I try to decide which piece to capture in that one second. The changing light, movement, even the smells & soundtrack of the environment figure into the final result. If I can recreate the way one moment in time felt through my painting then I have accomplished my goal as an artist. I only ever paint subjects that I have seen personally or events that I have participated in, things I love and feel an intimacy with. I see my work as a snapshot of this particular time in our history and of my view of the west that we live in.