I start with one idea and the project evolves as I paint. I lose myself in this type of creative process, and create places that don't exist in times that never were. In some of the paintings, people, places and things are invented with life stories that I change during their creation. It comes from my imagination.
I use different mediums: oil, acrylic, and water color along with pen and ink. I work on canvas and different types of panels, along with heavy watercolor paper. Watercolors are mounted in presentation frames as soon as they are dry to protect them.
I hike, walk, and backpack in remote wilderness areas, colorful deserts, and ocean coastlines. Many of my pieces are directly influenced by the sensory experience of nature: plants, wildlife, sounds, touching, and smells.