I love to paint animals, I love to focus on all the smallest details of a painting and polish it to a point of believability. I work almost exclusively from life and collect nearly all of the specimens I use for observation. It is important to me to celebrate the individuality of an animal as well as the collective force they become together. The force of nature. Bringing these things to the viewer is important because it is not often that people consider their place in the natural world, or the place of other living things.