"My work is a Mash-Up of sensibilities. These paintings echo the period of transition between Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. The paintings' varied and layered surfaces resonate with affinities to artists such as William De Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, and Sigmar Polke. Featuring classic Western iconographic images of cowboys, cowgirls, guns and horses, my work depicts the violent narratives and sentimental mythologies of the American West--a landscape defined by melancholy sunsets, badlands, gunfights, outlaws and red-blooded heroes. References include Hollywood Westerns and the bold visual vocabulary of the comics and pulps of the 1940's-50's. BANG! BLAM!