My intellectual and painterly life are united in a passion for nature. I enter each moment of work with a painting aesthetic, searching out places that address this passion, even if only for fleeting moments. As Emerson observed, nature represents the world in its totality, from conception through the cycle of life.
The landscape represents an emotional element. Landscape paintings are symbols of this emotion.
In painting, I work to reveal the beauty of nature and to find light and color that best illustrate this beauty.
Transient light and ephemeral effects are at the heart of the nature of life, and it is these that I especially seek to capture.
The moment of lucid insight that enables one to ascend to a higher plane, when observations are abstracted and forms become windows on the soul- this is how I have descried the creative process. I seek to evoke this vision in paint. Particularly by visiting farms, I find elements to explore that are central to the human sense of aesthetic.