I have been inspired throughout my life by the beauty of nature, our planet’s place in the universe, and the great explorers of land, sea, air and space. I have an optimistic vision of humanity’s expansion beyond Earth into the solar system. I attempt to convey emotion, wonder, and excitement of these subjects through my art. Not being one to watch from the sidelines, though, I pursued advanced education in engineering and sciences, and fulfilled my dream of becoming a professional pilot, in parallel with the pursuit of expressive art. From my first person experiences of flying around our planet, in hostile environments ranging from military combat to flying hurricane research missions, as well as being involved with human spaceflight operations, I capture the essence of flight in my art. I’m also captivated by the imaginations of other artists…those who speculate and write about the future of humanity, and those who produce this visual imagery through film.