Painting is my interpretation of the world around me. It allows others to see things the way that I see them. There is much that is not seen. I paint what others only catch a glimpse of. I have never been afraid of colour. Bold, bright colours inspired by the natural world around me. Trees, mountains, water, grass, hills, forests. These are all made up of layers of colours and patterns. I see these patterns of colour, these contrasts of lights and darks, these underlying elements that all come together to ignite our senses and inspire our creativity.
I see myself as a Contemporary-western painter. In my more recent works, the focus has been on the wild horses of Canada and the United States. They are survivors, living as nature intended. Living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the west. To survive in the wild requires strength and Fortitude. They brave extreme heat and cold, surviving harsh conditions, and generations of natural selection. This is what I try to portray to my viewers. I want them to see these wild, weather-beaten, resilient, intelligent animals.
I want to raise awareness of the challenges these animals face every day, and to change people’s perceptions of the wild mustangs, and to give back to the organizations that are on the ground, in the trenches, giving them a voice, fighting every day so these animals can remain where they belong.