There is a term in Buddhism called "Wu Wei" - the law of effortless effort. Similar to being in a flow state or in the zone. I try and distance myself from my expectations and let the creativity take over. I make the experience bigger than me. That's why I paint from life.

  I live in South San Antonio, TX.  I've been painting for a long time, since 2000. I also have a Studio Art Degree from The Florida State University.  Recently, I worked over 6 years in the oil field in west Texas. This is where my love for sunrises and sunsets developed. The bright colors and cloudy atmosphere in the west Texas sunsets are truly exhilarating. Even now I'm still in constant fascination with clouds, sunsets, and just ordinary scenes that catch my eye. Still life is also an interest of mine. There is an abstract quality to my work because that's how I choose to view things.


American Impressionist Society
Oil Painters of America
Coppini Academy of Fine Art


American Impressionist Society - Small Works Show, Mar 2017

Two Ten Fine Art - A Painting’s a Painting, No Matter How Small, Dec 2016

Oil Painters of America - Salon Show Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Oct 2016

Coppini - "America The Beautiful" at the Plaza Club, Aug 2016
Richardson Civic Art Society – 50th Annual Regional Art Exhibition and Sale, May 2016

Coppini Members Open House and Art Show, Oct 2015
River's Edge Gallery Fall Show, Oct 2015
Richardson Civic Art Society – 49th Annual Regional Art Exhibition and Sale, May 2015 - 1st Place
Coppini Paint the Town Uvalde, Apr 2015
Inspire'd Fine Art Galla and Fundraiser, Mar 2015- 3rd Place  

Coppini Members Juried Art Show,  Oct 2014 - Greenhouse Fine Art
Artist of the Month, July 2014 - Coppini Academy of Fine Art
Coppini Paint the Town Karnes City, Apr 2014
Salon International, Mar 2014 - Greenhouse Fine Art

Coppini All Art Great and Small, Nov 2013
Coppini Members Juried Art Show, Oct 2013 - Greenhouse Fine Art

Coppini Members Juried Art Show, Oct 2012

NBAL  Artoberfest, Oct 2011
Artist of the Month, Oct 2011 - New Braunfels Art League
NBAL Texas Show, July 2011
Coppini Faculty Show, July 2011
NBAL Magic of Music,  Mar 2011- 3rd Place

Coppini Holiday Small Works Show, Nov 2010
NBAL Holiday Small Works Show, Nov 2010 - Honorable Mention
NBAL  Artoberfest, Oct 2010 - 2nd Place