I was fortunate to be born in the big sky country of Helena, Montana. I grew up acquiring a great love of the outdoors. I remember At a very young age I remember my grandpa painting pictures with oil paint. I still have some of his paintings today, but his encouragement to paint greatly influenced my decision to become an artist many decades ago. I met a very special friend, Robert Moore, a wonderful artist whose work I loved and admired. This turned out to be a real blessing in my life giving me the opportunity to study impressionistic art under his constant supervision. Developing my own concept of realism is the most important step in creating a painting, this allows the viewer to determine what shapes are woven together to influence what images actually appear. I never lost my desire to be an impressionistic oil painter. Click hear to read his full biography.
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