My journey as a fine artist began in 2001 after visiting the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. God placed the desire and ability in me to paint art, and I began painting with oils through exploration, observation and study. Like my growth as a Christian, I consider my artistic education a lifetime work in progress. I work from both a traditional realistic perspective and a fluid contemporary approach, depicting nature through the many vivid colors and textures of God's land, skies and water. I am honored to be recognized by peers and industry organizations including the American Society of Marine Artists as a Signature Member. I am also a juried member of Oil Painters of America and the International Guild of Realism.