Growing up in Arvada, Colorado, I always had strong artistic influences
from my family, friends and the beautiful surrounding landscape. After
graduating in May, 1991 with a degree in Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art
Institute, I began working full time as a Background Artist at Walt Disney
Feature Animation Studios in Orlando, Florida. My work there with such
dedicated and truly talented artists has given me an understanding of
craftsmanship and helped me develop a passion for landscape and figurative
painting with an emphasis on light, value, color and emotion.