my days as a young artist I loved painting the landscape,
directly on site.
Though challenging, vulnerable to changing light, wind
and temperatures, I enjoy working in the elements, responding to
the forces of nature.
For me landscape painting is similar to swimming, hiking,
or journaling, a means to become more intimate with a particular
configuration of nature, during a particular time and season.
Never still, nature changes moment to moment.
The ocean, and even calmer waters, are the most
challenging subject matter with their constantly moving
In its many forms from tranquility to forceful dynamism,
the water embodies transformation itself.
In recent years my plein air painting has been largely
focused on seasonal fall to winter transformations and spring,
summer waterway studies.
In the past two years my interest in the movements of
water has evolved into dimensional wallpiecesas well as on site