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Among my earliest and fondest memories are Sunday rides from home in California’s flatland up to the Sierra High Country. When we arrived it seemed like we were half way up to Heaven. My position of professor of art for forty years in my hometown community college has given me the opportunity for increased inspiration in “God’s Country” through the years. The treks, whether riding, hiking, or backpacking, have without exception, been an occasion to celebrate the senses: the smells, the sounds, the tastes, the touch, and mostly the sights. What a feast for the eyes! I especially appreciate the quality of light: sharpening edges in the clean air, reflecting off the polished granite, and refracting through the crystal clear water. Nature’s ambience does refresh the soul. As with King David of Ancient Israel, “I look to the hills from whence cometh my help.”

I know that this is a response that most of us share — I choose to call it experiencing a “Sierra High.” I have been blessed to be able to pursue the challenge of capturing on paper, my reaction to this “High Experience” through the elements of shape, tone, and color. I have had the privilege of sharing this spirit with collectors near and far.

I find fulfillment in capturing the mood of this pristine place with the hope that my vision will open your eyes to a new way of looking; a greater appreciation for the beauty in our world...my ultimate goal is to pay homage to the One who created it all and allowed us the privilege to live in it and look at it. From this Christian mind set, I will agree with King David’s quote in Psalms 121:1 — “My help comes from the Lord which made heaven and earth.” 

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