I think mostly I want a painting to look as if it was pure joy to make, even though it was a battle. I usually try to record what I am after in a single meaningful aggressive stroke, moving through the blocking in of abstract shapes quickly, to spend most on the modeling of mid-tones and edges. Hoping for something of interest and beauty.
I started painting in high school. My father was a painter and helped me with all the factors of materials to encouragement. Graduated from Snow College then finished a degree in painting at Utah State University. Married my high school sweetheart Susanne and she worked so I could have time to get my painting career going. Been painting full time ever sense. I now live in Brigham City, Utah where painting and life is blessed.