Born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Portland, Oregon in the United States, but spending over 10 years after high school in Seattle, Washington – while there I studied graphic design and earned an Associates degree in Illustration. I found that I much preferred fine arts to computer work. In order to follow that passion, I later returned to school and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts specializing in painting from Arizona State University in 2002. I am now an oil and watercolour painter who enjoys the challenges of intensely realistic painting.
My subject matter ranges widely to include still-life and wildlife paintings, from subject matter I have observed literally around the globe as I have joined my Diplomat wife overseas living in 9 countries, but I consider myself to be first and foremost an urban landscape painter. Living now in Ottawa I am drawn to the character and history of its lovely neighbourhoods.
“When I put all of my concentration into capturing in paint a piece of my environment in as much detail as I can, I begin to feel a deeper understanding of it. Places I was simply familiar with I now feel a much deeper connection to, through the process of painting.”