My primary pursuit as a painter
is to truthfully convey the essence of Nature's beauty and
endless variety through the filter of my unique artistic
expression. True sight, really looking, is for me, the greatest
challenge of landscape painting. To meet this challenge,
I paint and draw from life as often as possible.
Painting in nature, "en plein air", I learn to
hone my skills of observation and distill the complexities
of a scene down to its essentials. Bringing what I've learned
back into the studio, I can then expand on my ideas with
varied explorations in color, composition, and format. Ultimately
it is my sincere hope that through my work I can inspire
a renewed appreciation for art of the natural world and
for Nature herself, as well as a desire to preserve the
landscape for future generations.