The paintings that I create are acrylic mixed media.  I consider the style to be an 

'Abstraction of Realism through Composition'.

Each painting incorporates various types of acrylic gels and mediums that I may add talus or sand to change the texture.  These are applied to a wood substrate.  Other mediums that are used for a more 3 dimensional look may be dry wall plaster or paper clay to achieve the surface that is needed.

The paintings are created from photographs that I have taken myself.  The exceptions being the  '5 Second Rule' series and the mud puddles which are not from photos. 

I draw upon the many types of media I have learned to use through the years from watercolor to woodworking and clay. 

My intention is to draw the viewer beyond

the electronic device that they hold in their hands.

Become aware of the world around you

 and begin by

 'Looking Down' 

at the landscapes beneath your feet.