We are as much as we see. Faith is sight and knowledge. The hands only serve the eyes- - Henry David Thoreau, journal, 1841
It is important to me to have a sense of place: to know the 'why' of the landscape on a deeper level, to understand the duality of the seasons, to be able to 'hear' the language of Nature. My paintings are informed with this search.
The abandoned ruins of the Industrial Age of America hold a fascination that keeps me returning for another try at plumbing the meaning of these great structures and the mighty cultural energy that built them
The reflective quality of water and the fact that it is always moving, always changing yet staying constant makes painting water an irresistible challenge to the artist. There is also something musical about water, not merely the sound but compositionally; paintings with waterways often have a flow reminiscent of baroque or classical music.