My focus is on the beauty I see here in Montana. I find inspiration in this place and I try to express the sense of wonder it gives me. At the same time I am humbled by the ineptitude of my efforts, but buoyed by the pleasure I feel in being able to even make the attempt. I am a happy man! I expect this connection to Montana and its beauty to intertwine in the rest of my personal, professional and artistic lives. Painting gives me the opportunity to touch the reality of the place I love and to produce some work that may help others feel what I felt when I looked upon a part of Montana.