Ever since I could walk, I've had a passion for creating art. I started as a young boy painting with water colors by my father’s side.
As a teenager, I started painting very large acrylic paintings. My first acrylic painting was purchased by the Utah Education Association and distributed to all of the teachers in Utah. This was when I was 15 years old. At 16, I was commissioned by an upscale fitness center to paint several large murals depicting various sports. My work has also been on display at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
I have won several awards including “Outstanding Art Student for the State of Utah” and Masters Award at the Springville Museum of Art. I have shown my work in several shows, which include the LDS International Church Art Show 2002, 2005, and 2008. My artwork has been featured in the Ensign, New Era, Liahona, and Friend magazines. In 2011, I received Honorable Mention at the Sears Dixie Art Invitational. In 2012, I won the Viewer's Choice Award, Best of Show Award, and the Purchase Prize at the Sears Dixie Art Invitational. I was adjudicator of the 2013 Dixie Show and won the Viewer's Choice award at the 2014 show. I was the Featured Artist at the 25th annual CNS Art & Soup 2013 show. My artwork is sought after by collectors, and I am often commissioned to paint customized, mural-size artwork for people’s homes.
I enjoy the outdoors. Rock climbing and fishing are two of my passions. I have a love for nature and love to paint beautiful landscapes. I also love to paint portraits and historical pieces. My wife, children and I currently live in beautiful Cache Valley, Utah, which is full of inspiring scenery for my upcoming artwork.