“I see myself and the pictures that I paint as part and parcel of the long and spiritual tradition of the connection of man to nature through art. In that vein, I strive through my work to show what has moved me deeply in the natural world…The most important aspect of a painting is for it to be alive, radiating energy and moods…While my influences are many, nothing can replace the time spent in the field. The concepts for my pictures come from countless hours outdoors, fishing, hunting or simply observing.”