Since the 19th century, realistic landscapes, portrait paintings and
life-like bronzes by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell
have defined the Western art genre. While my work starts with
the realistic through my photography, the result is a dramatic
departure from the genre’s traditional roots.
The dominant theme of my work is life and landscape of the
American West. The mythology of the West—solitude, strength,
discipline, individualism, pride and promise—provide a source of
imagery and inspiration.
To create my work, I draw on more than 20 years experience in
black and white photography. Like a journalist, I photograph in
order to capture moments and elements that portray current
day life. Using the serigraph (silkscreen) printmaking process, I
am able to stretch beyond the photographic media and work on
a variety surfaces, layer images and incorporate color and
create rich textures.
Silhouette and high contrast imagery characteristic of serigraph
printing gives my work a bold and simple appearance at first
glance; yet, over time, the detail and complexity of each piece
continue to be revealed.
Visions West Gallery | Denver, CO; Bozeman & Livingston, MT
Legacy Contemporary | Scottsdale, AZ
Bliss Fine Art (to the trade) | Walnut Creek, CA