About Me

As a contemporary landscape painter, my work is a conscious play of mood, light and color, but as a naturalist raised and rooted in the diverse landscapes of western America, a painting means more than that to me.  Each location is an encounter with the land, the trees, and the waters that have always given me a sense of connection and order.  When a location intrigues and inspires me, I will paint the scene into a series using a range of keys or themes, experimenting and searching to learn more about the natural threads that tie the landscape together with complexity, subtlety and⎯more importantly⎯balance.  I look for new ways to express spatial relationships and distance with layers of paint, brushwork, gradations, and diffusions of light.  Hopefully, my study of the landscape will bring me somewhat closer to an honest translation⎯of both soul and land⎯as I push color and value into new compositions and continue a lifelong effort to communicate the emotional connection I feel with my environment.
Gallery Representation
Mt. Trails Gallery - Park City, UT 301 Main Street     435.615.8748
Mt, Trails Gallery – Jackson, WY 150 Center Street     307-734-8150
Kneeland Gallery, Ketchum, ID 271 First Avenue     208.726.5512
Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 225 Canyon Rd.     505.983.1657

Featured Articles
Western Art Collector – December 2009  feature article
American Art Collector – September 2009 article
Fine Art Connoiseur Magazine – Painting Nature Now, October, 2007
American Artist Magazine - June 2007 , Feature 14 page article
Western Art Magazine – Premier Issue 2007
Artist to Watch – October Issue 2003, Southwest Art Magazine
Juried Awards & Shows
Maynard Dixon Land 2010 – Guest Artist 2010
Jackson Wildlife Museum Western Visions Miniature Show 2010
Diane Stewart Palm Springs Invitational Plein Air Event 2009
Mountain Trails Gallery, Park City – Solo Exhibit Dec. 2009
Kneeland Gallery, - Three Person Gallery 2010
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibit 2009
Paint the Parks Exhibition and Competition 2009
Not Just a Pretty Face Salt Lake City Art Center Invitational
Contemporary Art of the American West Invitational, Palm Springs, 2008
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ  2009,2010
Jackson Fall Arst Festival Quickdraw Participant 2007, 2008, 2009
Eccles Art Center, Ogden UT – Two Person Exhibit,December 2008
Artists of the New Century, Bennington Ctr for Arts – Fine Art Connoiseur Award 2006
Meyer Gallery, Park   City, UT – Two person exhibit, February 2007, 2008
Kneeland Gallery, Ketchum, ID  Plein Air Exhibit August,2004 -  2009
Mountain Trails Gallery, Palm Desert, CA – Solo Exhibit 2006
Union Station Gallery/Museum, Ogden, UT – Solo Exhibit 2006
Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT - Solo Exhibit, February 2005, 2006, 2007
Kneeland Gallery – Three Person Show, March 2005, 2006
Tucker Gallery, Chicago, IL – Two Person Exhibit, April 2005, 2006
Meyer Gallery, Jackson, WY – Solo Exhibit, July 2004, 2005
Kneeland Gallery – Plein Air Invitational Show, August 2004, 2005, 2006
Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale AZ – The Color of Mood, Invitational Exhibit, May 2004
Principle Gallery – Two Person Show, April 2004
Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT – Two Person Show, Feb. 2004
Kneeland Gallery – Three Person Show, Feb. 2004
Meyer Gallery, Jackson, WY – Two Person Show, 2003,  2004
Howard/Mandville 13th Annual Miniature Show, November, 2003 - Kirkland, WA
Eccles Art Center, Ogden, UT – Solo Exhibit, June 2003 
Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT – Two Person Show, December 2002 
Deseret News Landscape Exhibit , 2002 , 2003 – Salt Lake City, UT
Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, 2002, 2001 – Springville, UT
American Association of University Women of Utah, Weber State University, 2002
American Association of University Women of Utah, Springville Museum, 2000