Painting with Oils has been my favorite medium since the age of ten. My training and educational background in the History of Art, Design of the Environment and Landscape Architecture have provided a rich foundation of design principles which continue to drive the visual design and composition of my landscape paintings. The painting process keeps me focused on the here and now.
The nuances of the natural landscape and the landscape’s inherent beauty are what inspire me to paint with oils on canvas. I marvel at the defining fine line where the land and sky meet to create one beautiful composition in one simple instance. With my oils and brush in hand, I delight in the edges, textures, shapes and colors that hold me captive in a moment's time, in a specific place, mood and scene within my surrounding locale and its natural elements. Through painting, I seek to capture that one scene and moment that compels us to pause and take it all in.
It is my hope that the finished painted canvas can focus the viewer's attention and move them the same way I was moved in an instance in time by a specific scenery. With each painting I seek to reveal the fleeting light and beauty that makes the ordinary extraordinary. With each painting I seek to embrace and romance the natural landscape.