I’ve always felt I was born with a pencil in my hand and for as long as I can remember my subject has been horses. The horse and the American West, particularly the Native American peoples are the foundations of my portraits. I especially love the vaquero tradition of horsemanship and the regalia of the Plains Indians. To me, their gear and regalia are works of art in themselves and I feel they add great interest and texture to a drawing.

My works start with an outline drawing then evolve into compositions in which light against dark and fine details are the primary focus. The pencil is my tool of choice because it gives me great control and versatility. I work exclusively with Nero pencils. They contain a small amount of oil in the lead which makes blending very different from regular graphite pencils. Bristol plate is my favorite paper. I love its smoothness which enables me to capture tiny details in each piece.To me, art is a synthesis of my emotions, a subject that inspires me and my materials and techniques. Realism is my primary goal. I want my subjects to look as though they will come to life and canter or walk off the paper.
  • Joined: May 2009
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