I categorize my art as contemporary representational. I'm exploring themes that depict the connections of past traditions and culture that have evolved and adapted to contemporary times. My subject matter is a reflection of my background and interests: ideas, scenes, and interactions that elevate a feeling of connection. Western and rural culture connects past with present. Domestic and working animals connect species. Landscapes connect humans with our environment. Portraits connect us to individuals.
I am a representational artist. However, I don’t strive for photographic realism. I combine impressionistic elements to bring certain elements into focus. I love the pure interactions of the visual medium. Pumping up colors. Defining lines of transition. Playing with light and shadow. Adding what our imagination might add to an impression or memory.