Looking up….


The power of art came to me early.

I was a boy of 4 or 5 sitting at the breakfast table in my grandparents home looking at Gilbert Neumann’s cowboys. Strange stirrings flowed thru my young soul.

“SILENCE OF THE DAY” by Gilbert Neumann 1932

24″ x 34″  oil on canvas

I would live that painting years later on our ranch in the Hill Country.

It was at the ranch I decided to paint.

As a young boy I began to love the limestone bluffs, and the clear water that ran beneath them. I loved the sounds and smells of the river.

I wanted to know what lived in them, what flew over them, what grew on their banks, how  it looked in all seasons and how it looked in moonlight….

Plein Air Painting

Fall painting in the Texas Hill Country.

Visitors while I’m setting up to paint!

Painting this past June using my new Coulter Plein Air System!