STATEMENT



By teaching me to fish, my father gave me a great appreciation for the natural world. Virtually all of my paintings begin as plein-air studies used as reference in the studio. Nothing can substitute for painting on location where the colors are true and my view of the earth is unfiltered. Inspiration comes from extended trips into remote wilderness areas of the West where I experience a spiritual exchange within a pristine environment. As a contemporary impressionistic painter, I balance the respect of nature's conventions with my own interpretation of hue, composition and unity expressed in a fluid painterly style. I also give a nod to the past in technique and other time-proven principles and traditions that transcend artistic genres as a sound foundation for artistic innovation. My personal goal is to explore the process of creation, to engage the viewer in looking and therefore seeing; to capture a transient moment in time and place that eludes us in a busy world.





EXHIBITIONS



2014        Painting The West


                Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada



2013        Painting The West


                Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada



2012        Open Space


                Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada     



2009        Looking Forward Looking Back: The Collection In Context


                Nevada Museum Of Art



2007        Tahoe Sierra Exhibition


                Pogan Gallery, Lake Tahoe



2006        Acadia Invitational


                Argosy Gallery, Acadia, Maine



2006        Lake Tahoe & High Sierra Exhibition


                Pogan Gallery, Lake Tahoe



2005        Nevada Triennial Exhibition


                Nevada Museum Of Art



2005        One Man Show


                Pogan Gallery, Lake Tahoe



2005        Love Of The Land


                Howard Mandeville Gallery, Kirkland, Washington



2005        Lake Tahoe & High Sierra Exhibition


                Pogan Gallery, Lake Tahoe



2004        The Nevada Landscape


                Nevada Museum Of Art



2004        Grand Opening Exhibition


                Parkside Gallery, Carmel



2004        Oil Painters Of America Annual Exhibition


                Howard Mandeville Gallery, Kirkland, Washington



2004        Lake Tahoe & High Sierra Exhibition


                Pogan Gallery, Lake Tahoe



2003        Lake Tahoe & The Sierra Exhibition


                Pogan Gallery, Lake Tahoe



2002        Lake Tahoe & High Sierra Exhibition


                Pogan Gallery, Lake Tahoe



2002        Two Artist Show (with Jean Legassick)


                Pogan Gallery, Lake Tahoe



2000        Oil Painters Of America Annual Exhibition


                Gallery Americana, Carmel



2000        Arts For The Parks Top 200


                National Park Academy Of The Arts, Jackson Hole, Wyoming



1999        Arts For The Parks Top 100


                National Park Academy Of The Arts, Jackson Hole, Wyoming


                Award For Excellence



1998        Oil Painters Of America Annual Exhibition


                P & C Gallery, Washington, D.C.



1995        Arts For The Parks Top 200


                National Park Academy Of The Arts, Jackson Hole, Wyoming



1995        Grand Opening Exhibition


                Fig Tree Gallery, Patagonia, Arizona



1994        Nevada Biennial


                Nevada Museum Of Art



1992        Dream Studio Competition


                The Artist’s Magazine




Painting the Vermillion Cliffs, Utah. Photo by Andrew Bolam