Early on I discovered I was very creative and found a comfort in drawing and making things. I felt the depths of other worlds and feelings created by artists, poets and musicians and I was moved. It seems there was always an intertwinement of the subtle magnetism of landscapes and animals in some fashion or other in my life that continues to this day in my current work. I work predominantly in oils on canvas or wood panel. I usually work up sketches for painting concepts and eventually more refined composition drawings before moving on to paint. Most of what I like about painting is depicting those personal mood-bearing images within my mind that are tangent to the emotional milestones of my life. The times I yearned to metaphorically get on that horse and ride away to that depth of another world in my mind. A world with the possibility of hope, yet the reality of truth, whether promising or ominous.