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My paintings are about bold, clean strokes, thick with rich,
sometimes surprising, colors that express what I see and feel when
painting. My hope is that in the end I have engaged the emotions of those who view my work.
Often inspiration comes from what I see walking on my ranch on the historically rich, brushy edge of the Texas Hill Country. Here daily, I encounter constant contrasts and variety in texture and color - the dichotomy of harmony and discord; lushness and barrenness; serenity and energy. My challenge is to show the complexity of creation by painting intimate, personal portraits of nature. Whether choosing a landscape or still life, close observation reveals the ordinary as extraordinary.