About My Work …

Have you every been bitten by a mouse, a bat, or a snake? I have. I came of age in the deserts of Arizona and Mexico. It is where I would spend many days and nights of my formative years; investigating what was around the next bend or over the hill. I crawled into abandoned mines looking for treasure, discovered previously unknown ancient petroglyphs, hunted small game, and ate succulent cactus fruits. I’ve walked along-side coyotes, stood in a stream of bats leaving a cave, been surrounded by javelina, trapped and studied wild mice, had a face-off with a young mountain lion, and skinned an elephant (really). All of this, and more, was accompanied by vast panoramas, hidden waterfalls, forests of cacti, carpets of poppies, the sweet smell of creosote bushes after a rain, and an uncountable number of stars in a silent, moonless night sky. I learned to wander without plan or purpose, and to see, smell, listen, and feel.

Since leaving the desert I have traveled widely, lived abroad, and earned a PhD in Psychology and an MFA in Painting. I walked out of the desert and became a student of art, culture, and behavior.

So what makes it into my paintings? Feelings, thoughts, and qualities of existence – – an alternative way of looking at the world.

About My Watercolors …

It’s what I do when I travel or am on the go. Watercolors are easily transportable and enable me to quickly capture what I see.

 

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