Living and biking in Wisconsin is important to me and my wife. Our family members have been born and raised in this beautiful landscape and we like to stick close to our roots.
This part of the country inspires me to create art that combines nature and the thing that we love to do most--mountain bike. Our trail systems are lush with trees and rolling hills which make a great backdrop to frame in the occasional illustration.
Because of our need to be on two wheels, we also like to wander beyond our state and search for other places to experience the ride and look for landscapes to capture.
The shapes and colors are presented differently in every terrain. 'On canvas' these shapes become simplified. Other subjects are filtered out leaving behind high contrast shapes that form bold compositions--a 'simplified impression'
Capturing this 'simplified impression' has become my motive as a designer/illustrator.