I desire to create something of beauty to uplift the human spirit. My oil paintings capture a moment in time or a fond memory that will surely bring a smile to your face. The process begins by photographing birds or other animals, but often placing them in unexpected places as opposed to their natural environment. Once the ideas begin to flow, I carefully craft each scene. They story slowly reveals itself and comes to life on the canvas. When people look at my paintings, they are often drawn to the extreme detail and beauty of my wildlife subjects. They feel a sense of attachment to the piece because of the emotion it evokes within them.