"By putting myself out into the natural world, sometimes hiking in remote areas, I have gained a greater appreciation for nature and educated myself on its complexities. Through the art of plein air painting, I am confronting these habitats and bringing them back for others to learn from and value. "

I am a member of the Big Bend Conservancy which helps maintain the National Park in West Texas. They recently completed construction on a new fossil exhibit permanently located within the park. I have also supported Texas Parks and Wildlife. At our home, we have created a habitat for migrating birds and butterflies. We researched and landmarked our historic home where I live and have my studio.My wife and I believe in reducing waste of useful building materials and the preservation of structures and surrounding land.