My approach to painting merely dovetails off those emotions of nostalgia and of home. Not only my dwelling, in which I live and work, but the familiar landscape of the Midwest. I owe this vast variety of nationally under-appreciated land much gratitude and thanks. Over the past 22+ years it’s helped define my unique style of painting. From big skies to rolling river plains to hidden lakes exposed by a retreating sun. I grew up in Kansas City so the Midwest has a special place in my heart. It’s hard to think that at one point in my life I couldn’t wait to leave it. I’m so glad I didn’t. It has just become one more silver lining in an incredible life.