I paint fleeting moments of beauty found in the landscape. It is not that beauty is rare, I believe the opposite is true, every moment is beautiful but it is also always changing. My art is an attempt at capturing that moment before it is gone. I am especially inspired by skies, water and trees. I love to paint outside whenever possible, because all of your senses are involved in the experience. In the studio I work from sketches and photographs. I paint with both oils and watercolors depending on my mood and the circumstances.
I've been doing freelance writing on environmental and Ozark subjects, Oral History Projects, and Oral History based performances for over 30 years. My character is one Stub Borders - real person, tie hacker, general trouble maker who lived in the Ozarks for much of his life. I am available for performance, presentations on oral history, Ozark rivers, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and his trek through the Ozarks and more.