As a self taught artist I face the ongoing desire to capture what I see in front of me. I was fortunate enough to spend a great deal of time in the mountains as a child which undoubtedly contributed to my love of that particular aesthetic. It’s hard to find more beauty than in the natural world. In my teens I moved from place to place seeking landscapes that filled me with awe and wonder. Living in a variety of stunning locations allowed me to indulge my love of mountains, water and big skies which evidently influenced me with their beauty as they are continually repeated in my paintings.