main part of my work has been portraiture. During the past decade
most of my work has derived from my interest in both heritage
breed livestock, such as black icelandic and wiltshire sheep and
charolais cattle with a hope for the preservation of these animals.
More recently, my travels have introduced me to Rocky Mountain
and Alaskan wild animals such as bighorn sheep and white arctic
wolves. I have also been a bird enthusiast for many years, noticeable
in my work.
My paintings are many layers of oil paint on canvas mounted on
board. Many are full sized portraits of large animals, as large
as eight feet in height. The work is both stylized and referential
to things in the real world. The animals in the paintings face
the viewer straight on and are very evocative.