I came to the Bozeman–Livingston area where I began working in local bronze foundries. I went from studying art in college directly to the production line as a welder, metalworker, and patina artist. I’ve since moved on to painting and sculpting full time. If I’m painting or sculpting, I prefer to work from nature, whether it’s a model, still life, or landscape. I feel it helps in capturing the individual personality of the subject. because of this, my work can vary in terms of mood and technique. With all I need to know in front of me, I strive to produce an image of aesthetic expression as it passes through the filter of creativity, allowing it to become something that reflects the subject while making it my own. The excitement and impressionistic expression I enjoy in the field carries over to the studio. Being inspired by nature and what the masters and some contemporaries have accomplished fuels my desire to paint and sculpt.