I was raised by my Grandparents in traditional way near Bluff, Utah. When I paint I reflect back on my childhood days on
the reservation and my Grandfather's teachings. I learned a lot from my Grandparents. I helped them herd sheep which gave
me the opportunity to live in and appreciate the out of doors. I was always fascinated by the colorful landscapes and the
wildlife. During this time I would draw on sandstone with sticks and any other means I could create meaningful artwork.
I then began using paper and pencil.
In high school, my interest in art grew as I was given the chance to paint with different mediums. After my school
I joined the U.S. Army where I pursued painting on canvas with acrylic paint. After my military career, I continued painting
on canvas and added pottery at that time.
I have been painting professionally for fifteen years. I have realized that I can send a message to someone through
a masterpiece of artwork. The paintings represent or symbolize some things in my culture which tell of Love, Peace, Unity,
Strength, Hope, and Harmony. I hope my paintings will bring all of these to you.