I was born in Utah and raised in the small farming town of Kaysville. When I was a boy my friends and I would wander around west Kaysville where there was a lot of farmland. We spent a lot of time walking along the ditch banks there. I can remember the sunsets even now. Planted in my mind was how the colors of the fields changed. The sun shone across the farmland leaving a golden glow. I believe these wanderings are still with me when I Paint today enabling me to paint what I have learned.
I studied art at Weber State University I painted field studies to use for painting larger works in my studio. I am fortunate to have the imagination and the eye for nature to paint what is around me. Viewing nature from morning to night I can observe changing light, colors, values, and forms, along with all the changing moods. Nature holds the answers to what I create. Nature is the greatest of teachers.
Paintings In Collections
Trail Sides Gallery
Mountain Trails Gallery
Dave Ericson Gallery
Williams Fine Arts
Eccles Art Center
BYU Idaho Demonstration and Lecture
Plein Air Seminars Utah and Wyoming