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"The spirit of the place is not in the grand vista, but in the shadow of the detail." Christopher Woolley

 
I've lived my whole life in Colorado. I probably know the state as well as I know anything.
My family on both sides arrived in Colorado around 1900, which makes me a third generation native.
We've always been very active in the outdoors, consequently I feel most comfortable in the wilderness.
"The spirit of the place is not in the grand vista, but in the shadow of the detail."  
This is the theme which is integral to my work.
For me it's a special moment to sit silently in the black timber as the elk file past me unaware,
I can see, however, that the magic is not in the elk, but in the details that make up the elk.
It's in antlers and hooves, the trees and the sounds echoing through the forest.
It is the finely integrated elements that come together like the tiny parts of a Swiss watch,
synchronizing to create a moment in time.
These moments can be found anywhere, if we choose to look for them.  
My paintings are not of subjects.
My paintings are of details that make up a moment.
Moments with meaning.
 
I am primarily self taught and paint exclusively with transparent watercolors.  
As with most things that are essentially simple,
you can spend the rest of your life figuring out how to master them.

 
Selected for the International Artist for Conservation Show
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, New York, 2009
Art on the Avenue, 2nd place
Old Colorado City, Colorado, 2005
Colorado State Watercolor Society Show, 3rd Place,
Colorado History Museum, Denver, Colorado, March 30th, 2001
Summer Art 2000, Honorable Mention and People’s Choice Award
Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Depot Art Gallery, August 24th, 2000


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