Steep Grade 29x47
Running Low Midway-8x10
What Cowboy Dreams are Made of 12x16-SOLD
Born in 1979 in Wyoming and living most of my life in Idaho my interest in art came at about six years old. I am very grateful to my parents who were instrumental in encouraging my interest and development in art even when resources were scarce.
In 2006 I received my BFA from Brigham Young University Idaho. I credit the knowledgeable and student oriented faculty of the BYUI art department for giving me "the tools all representational artist must have to open the door to communicating in the visual arts". Early in my career I also received direction which helped me break into the gallery scene while I was a college student. Since then I have continued in developing and have been blessed to receive recognition and honors that have aided my progress.
Some Honors & Awards.
-Arts for the Parks mini and top 100 show
-Two man show with Josh Clare at the Brigham Young University Idaho Art Gallery
-The Phippin Museum show (Prescott AZ)
-OPA National Show and Sale 2009-2014
-OPA Western Regional Award of Excellence
-Southwest Art's 21 Under 31.
-Scottsdale Salon Show and Sale
-Best of Show in Idaho Paints Idaho 2011
-Gold Medal at OPA Western Regional Show
-Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Quickdraw
-LDS International Church Art Competition Award of Merit
-Springville Museum Salon Show Award of Merit
-Awarded Oil Painters of America Signature Status
-Great American Figurative Artists Exhibition at Waterhouse Gallery in Santa Barbara California
-Driggs Diggs Plein Air Joror's 1st place award and People's Choice Award
-Fine Art Studio Online Featured Artist
-2nd place Oil Painters of America National show Plein air competition in St. Augustine Fl. 2015
Bring the Mule 6x8