I am obsessed with the hidden nature of things.
As a painter of surreal desert landscapes I produce work that reveals
the luminous beauty hidden in displaced objects and barren desolate horizons. 
My process consists of using found objects.
I create a still-life setup and then create a landscape scene around it resulting
in a painting that evokes the beauty and desolation of the desert. 
The types of objects I select to use as reference for my paintings are
usually heavily rusted and broken pieces of metal.
Reusing these discarded objects gives them a second life and a beauty
they may not have originally had as tools or other useful items.
It is my objective to bring the viewer into the picture plane 
as if they are actually visiting.