I love to be outdoors and paint the colors of spring and fall along the streams of Southeastern Indiana. As a small boy climbing the hills, wading the creeks was a real delight. The colors of the seasons jumping out, the smells of freshness. I try to capture the thoughts of being there once more.

My self portrait of cooling off after a hot day on the Amazon, the jungle heat brings out the thirst deep inside of you. I enjoyed the challenge of this picture in painting the tables & chairs with the desk floor background and the memories of it brought back of the excitement of the Amazon.