The Art

Perspective

I want my art to inspire and make the human connection with natural objects or scenes. Spatial relationships excite me. The diversity of my artistic endeavors have encompassed several art mediums. Realism and detailed craftsmanship are perhaps the hallmarks of all of my work and has met with immediate interest and success wherever shown.

Influences

My western landscapes were perhaps most influenced by the late William Henry Homes. He produced some of the world’s most remarkable pen and ink and wash drawings of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. He was an artist with the United States Geological Survey on several of the early western surveys. I became acquainted with his work as I began to delve into geotechnical illustration and also when I began my graduate studies in the Grand Canyon. My friend, Donald Glasgow, a retired art instructor in one of the Colorado school systems, first introduced me to the medium of watercolor. His final instruction to me was, “Paint, paint, and paint!” I met and befriended Fred Harman, the creator of the Red Ryder and Little Beaver characters portrayed in print, in movies, and in art. He impressed me and helped me make the connection with other western artists, whom I’ve also admired such as Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The simple manly persona of such men as John Wayne, James Stewart, Ronald Reagan, and Ben Johnson drew me in and the expansive western landscapes in their movies galvanized my affection for the bucolic scenes of the western United States.

Media

The art products are characterized by realistic and highly detailed renditions in various media such as pen and ink, watercolor, airbrush, scratchboard (scraperboard), mixed media, and computer graphics.

Print

A reproduction, usually on paper, of an original work of art made by a photomechanical process under the supervision of the artist.

Offset Lithograph

Offset lithography is a method of mass-production printing in which the images are photomechanically copied onto metal plates then transferred (offset) to rubber blankets or rollers and then to the print media, usually paper.

Giclée

Any high quality ink jet reproduction. These reproductions are more expensive than four color offset lithography. Giclée reproduction involves on demand high quality scanning, then high quality large format ink printers utilizing archival inks and archival substrate print media. There is a wide variety of substrate print media, which includes at least matte photo paper, watercolor paper, cotton canvas, or artist textured vinyl.