Web design by James and Jan Sampsel (Revised February, 2014)
I am a working artist who's style ranges from a surreal euphoric feel, to modern impressionism. I call myself a Passionist. Passionism is the act of living for the sake of experiences, inspiration, love and happiness, as opposed to gaining material wealth or consumption. The end product being a direct side effect of the life you lead. My oils and acrylics showcase the life that I lead with representations of what I see in nature, my travels, and experience with different people and cultures. I am an outdoor painter; but also do much studio work. I predominantly paint from the northwest region of the United States but have no boundaries in which I explore..

Growing up as an angler, my work touches the hearts of many fishermen, especially those familiar with the Deschutes and Rogue Rivers in Oregon. My spiritual connection with nature, and the native people who once ruled these lands, keeps my pallet brilliant.

My style is unique in that I mix my own colors; using only Alizaron Crimson, Hansa Yellow, Phthalo Blue, Dioxazine Purple, and Titanium White.
This video is a short profile of me, featuring the unveiling of a commissioned painting at Wells Fargo Bank in Portland, Oregon, January 15, 2014
Video courtesy of John Waller and team at Uncage the Soul Video Production
Detail of painting and photo of Wapanitia takeout on Deschutes River,Oregon
father-and-son steelheading trip, September, 2014