My love of painting comes from my deep love of early American history. When I was younger I drew countless pictures depicting battles fought during the Civil War. The barns and houses, once used as a backdrop for my sketches, are now the main subject matter for my paintings. Andrew Wyeth, George Inness, Doug Brega, Gary Stretar, and the Hudson River School Painters have all played a huge role in influencing my style of painting.
Since I am young, I’m still evolving as an artist and experimenting with different techniques and ideas. Currently, I’m finding shadow play quite interesting, and most recent work that I’ve done reflects that. All of my compositions are very simple, lots of space, yet I like to keep the viewer interested by grabbing them with the texture and clean lines of the subject matter.