Inspired by the austere landscape, this city boy is mesmerized by the west Texas wide open spaces and the shapes the sun creates by bathing the objects below, even the clouds cast shadows. The mountains miles away or the cactus at my feet, the inspiration for my paintings is right in front of me.
Having graduated with a BFA from Auburn University and after a very successful entertainment career, I return to my passion of painting in my semi-retirement in my new home of Alpine, Texas. Reigniting my passion and artistic style with an emphasis on the landscape, its inhabitants and its man-made elements telling stories of how we coexist with nature and its beauty.
Like the cow in the desert, I am so happy in my new environment under the huge sky enjoying the sun and clouds during the day and the abundance of stars at night. What I see around me keeps me looking up, smiling and painting.
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