(Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park with my Dad and Brother)
I'm often asked where the inspiration for my work comes from. The answer to that question began at a young age. I am grateful to my parents for making sure my siblings and I spent more time outdoors experiencing nature than in front of a screen. We spent much of my youth hiking, fishing, camping, and exploring the mountains in Colorado. Through these experiences, I have developed a deep connection to nature and the therapeutic escape it provides.
As I've moved into adult life, my sense of adventure and longing to explore as much as possible has only grown. It has taken me far past the mountains of Colorado to epic mountain tops all over the world.
(Hiking to a Volcano "Mount Doom" in New Zealand)
In a world where technology is becoming more of a part of our lives than ever, I originally started creating art that hung in my own home that inspired me to get out into nature as much as possible. Eight years later it is now my goal to create work that helps inspire others to do the same.
When I'm putting a new design together I not only want it to be a striking and a beautiful piece of decor but I also want it to evoke an emotion. I want it to remind the person looking at it of a breathtaking mountain sunset they took in on a bike ride or a crystal clear turquoise lake they finally laid eyes on after a long hike. I want my art to inspire the viewer to seek out more of those amazing experiences in the real world.