I am a detail oriented, black and white, software programming kind of person. Those traits do not often create an artist, but for me, it did. I started drawing as a child and people told me I had skill. I studied artwork entirely on my own as I was home educated.
I remember the day I realized that not lines, but only light or the lack thereof defines the real life shapes we see. From then on I pursued a realistic style of artwork attempting to portray the harsh western life as honestly as possible. Beyond the realism, I seek to tell a story with purpose. Sometimes my work is discordant with contemporary western art because the content can be gritty and non-pastoral, but I see that as a fundamental part of my subject's life whether animal or human.