My purpose as an artist is to share my vision and experience of the natural world and its many marvels. Through the learned disciplines of skilled technique with all the emotion I feel "in the moment" as I am painting, it is my desire to capture that moment of intense awareness for the viewer to experience and enjoy for themselves.

In both my field studies and my studio paintings, I invite the observer to journey with me into a world of total sensory awareness of the countless wonders and manifold expressions of nature.

Jake has been a professional full-time artist for over 20 years and lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife, Janice, who is also a painter.