I often find inspiration and joy in viewing the more subtle details of Nature. It could be a patch of grass or a dense group of backlit trees. The beauty and order I intuitively sense here is stimulating and often prompts me to explore it further. I want to bring forward the essence/spirit of the subject as well as the emotion aroused in myself into the formal context of a painting. The hope, desire, and fight is for the image to become “something else”, to emerge as a true painting. Hopefully this visual metaphor is open-ended enough that a truer realization is achieved upon the subjective way of seeing that the viewer brings.

Painting for me, as simply and succinctly as I can say, is a journey. I only want paint and surface as a means to discover deeper emotional and spiritual revelations about Life as I experience it.

Mostly my work falls into one of three series that have been on going for years. In the “Waterscape” series I seek to retain the calm essence of still water while exploring color, light and space. The ethereal qualities of these pieces seem to be morphing into the “Within and Beyond” series. For me, the antithesis of these are “Tree Forms” in which I deal with the structure of  compressed vertical tree forms, as in a forest. The “Garden Series” reflects the mesmerizing organic, complex and seemingly chaotic structures I find in a garden.