“The beauty of the natural environment, even in the harshest conditions, is one of life’s deep mysteries. That beauty provides us with an opportunity for quiet reflection, something that is too often overlooked as we pursue the many activities of our busy lives. In my paintings, my goal is to capture that beauty, that mystery and that deep well of reflection that refreshes the spirit.
Although I work in a realistic style, I am not very concerned with capturing a literal translation of what I see. Rather, I want to communicate the feel of the place. The play of the suns last rays across a meadow, the sound of wind rustling the grass, the contrasting texture of prickly pines in tall silky grass; these sense memories are all actors in the process of creating a painting. And, by leaving some things left unsaid, I invite you to bring your own thoughts and response to the painting.”