Focusing on Beauty:
My paintings start with a sense of fascination and inquiry- what is unique and beautiful about a scene or subject?
My challenge is to capture and communicate that special beauty with paint. Sometimes the idea for a painting spontaneously presents itself as in plein air painting.
I am inspired by the quiet meandering of a river, the vastness of a desert gorge or the way afternoon sun highlights the curve of an arch or the angle of a roof top.
Sometimes my paintings are inspired by many impressions and feelings of a place.
These paintings are all about using technique to express relationships, to create a sense of distance, time and space.