I am inspired by South Texas: the smell of mingled grasses, the evasive sky, the rain and the sun, the bluff and the wind. Here, where I live, there still exists an untamed land relatively unmarred by modern footprint. From memory I try to capture this pioneer spirit. And so, my resulting paintings are not about one location in particular. But rather, they exist as an amalgam of many days and many sightings—the many variations of my home's protean beauty.

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Queen's Promise, oil on canvas, 60 x 48,  2022
Paintings are created on Grady Roper custom-made bass wood stretcher bars, hand stretch  with #10 canvas duck. Multiple hand-sanded gesso layers are applied to this substrate until the painting surface is perfectly smooth.  The work is floated in solid maple frames custom crafted by Koehler Company.