The ever-changing beauty of the mountains, hills, creeks, wildlife and horses in southwest Idaho where I live inspires my art. My paintings attempt to capture the sacred connection between all things, balancing realism and abstraction. I currently paint with oils on paper. I like the medium because it combines all the attributes of oil from transparency to opacity but has the spontaneity and challenge of watercolor. My formal education includes an MFA with Honors in painting and sculpture from Claremont Graduate School in California. Please visit my website at Leehastingshigman.com. Thank you.