For the last year or so, I have been playing with the idea of conceptual historical paintings. I have always been enamored with the history of the area in which I grew up, so I have finally allowed myself to paint some of the images that have come to me from visiting many ruins and reading books of pre-Columbian and post- Columbian native cultures. The process can be totally different in many ways compared to what I am accustomed to doing. I must visit archeological sites, read history, hire models that facilitate my concepts and many other complications I would not normally have painting the contemporary world, which I have done for over 25 years. Its been an exciting direction for me and I want these paintings to not only be historically believable but interesting in conveying a feeling of what life might have looked like for these Native American civilizations. Please stay tuned!