People have always interested me. Having grown up on the Wind River Reservation as a part of many different cultures; Northern Arapaho, Chicano, and Anglo. Those differences and similarities have shaped the ideas and the subject matter of my paintings.
Deeply influenced by the renaissance masters and their effectiveness with the figure, I strive to capture the “character” of my subjects and even draw upon fantasy illustration to draw your eye to my point… the person.
Many of my works depict ideas of beauty, culture, or most often the kinds of people I know. Native Americans, Cowboys, trappers. I live in the “West” and so, most often, I paint what I know. I also depict the people I admire, Medicine Men, Priests, and Martial Artists for their dedication to their beliefs and their own ideals.
I have shown in the halls of Congress and have been awarded Peoples Choice awards as well as awards for Painting & Drawing through numerous Art Associations. Recently the Wyoming Arts Council has chosen me as one of their top “Roster Artists” to support arts through out Wyoming’s communities.
Although I most often paint on canvas, I have done many commissioned works as well. Wall Murals, Sculpture, Illustrations, Family Portraits, even some Logos and Graphic design.