Like my manifesto says; "I use my own observations as a foundation and depict what I am familiar with." Growing up in Idaho this means intense, raw landscape. In school I never felt akin to the other landscape painters. I didn't like it when we were grouped together or compared.
I find many landscape artists do not listen to the land, they only use it to fulfill there own pre-informed goals.
I firmly believe I do much more than just mirror onto paper what I collect with my eyes. I collaborate with the wild. I share my soul with the landscape. I am an extension of the sublime mementos of mortality.