My first memories as a young child are memories of drawing. My parents had grown up as farmers and ranchers in Colorado and Wyoming, and I spent younger days exploring family farms and the outdoors. Capturing places and objects of affection in drawings have been part of my daily life. Starting to paint seriously later in life - largely self-taught - painting has changed the way I experience and appreciate life.Although I follow my own internal compass, I love being compared to Vincent Van Gogh. For what my work lacks in sophistication or cleverness of most "modern art", I prefer it makes up for it in the genuineness of instinctive, self-taught and passionate work. Everywhere I look, I see a painting. I have a great appreciation for the light, texture, and geometry that occur in nature and in life. All places, people, and things have inherent beauty. A rustic old truck, desolate place, or busy main street can emit peace, beauty, and a sense of place. Artistically capturing the impressions of light, texture, and geometry of everyday life is my artistic ambition.