Nature isn’t just awesome, it’s actually super cool, and I didn’t even discover that until I took up oil painting. I am a modern representational artist creating landscapes and portraits in oil. I had been that person that would drive up to a lookout, take a photo which I would never look at again, and drive on. Now that I’m standing in one spot for hours painting I can finally see why a mountain is a purple majesty and that no two sunsets are alike. As I use primarily palette knife for my landscapes, my paintings have a unique texture and appearance. I hope that the awe, magic and inspiration I feel when I’m painting is conveyed to the viewer, who in turn may also have a greater appreciation for just how cool not only Nature is, but also how cool it is to be alive!