Inspired by back-country hiking expeditions in the High Sierra, Alaska and other mountain ranges, these dramatic mountainscapes capture the vivid colors, bold contrasts, and atmospheric clarity found uniquely in the high mountains, with particular emphasis on the unique patterns and shadows created by snow and rock.


These bold and highly-detailed drawings are based on trees encountered in the high Sierra. The drawings attempt to capture the organic forms and rich texture of dried-out wood, while emphasizing the stark shadows created by the clear high-altitude light. Recent drawings integrate human forms against trees, stressing commonalities of form and shadow.


Painted in metallic colors on wood panels, these deeply personal paintings depict people, animals and buildings in a surreal tangle of organic, flowing lines that draw the viewer into the image. The extensive use of metallic paint gives them a unique luminescence that changes dramatically under different lighting conditions.