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     I was raised in Robinson, a northeastern Kansas farm town.  Throughout my life, I have learned and wandered within the boundaries of my Midwestern homeland, observing the social and physical landscape of the surrounding region.  Its here where connections have converged to  create a clear perspective of beauty in the familiar and contentment in the surroundings of place.  In this middle ground, I find inspiration in geography and history of the Midwest.  Social and environmental issues drive much of my work as well as influences from family, nature, and everyday life.

     Overtime, I’ve discovered my work resonates with a diverse audience and seems to connect with many on some basic level.  The imagery within my work comes from a very honest place.  I was born and raised in the Midwest, a place where I’ve continuously deepened my roots and reflected on rural memories.   My hope is to provide an ongoing stream of original art that flows from roots of urban and rural Kansas to the surrounding local and global community.

I currently reside in Lawrence with my wife and daughters.  I create from my East Lawrence studio and work at my home as a husband and father.  In Kansas I’ve settled, grown my roots, and created a life grounded in art, family, and community.