"The beauty of the natural world inspires my art. I need to express the quiet joy I feel in a tropical forest on a sun-washed afternoon, my sense of wonder at the beauty of the sea’s edge full of rich shadow at sunset, the complexity of blues and greens in the ocean, the appeal of a narrow, winding path disappearing between tall trees. I strive to recreate my sense of wonder in these places.
I am enchanted with the quality of light and the subtle yet rich variety of colors of the landscape. The stark contrast of brilliant washes of sunlight against pools of shadow and the complexity of forms layered upon one another create rich abstractions that constantly fascinate me. The hint of what lies beyond, the beckoning appeal of a path or road disappearing into a thicket, all leave mysteries unrevealed that call to me and draw me onward. When I paint, I feel this same anticipation. I can't wait to see what's coming next.Creativity is a free-flowing, outward expressing of who we are and what we have experienced and certainly what we wish to share. With my art I am exposing what is in my heart, the way I feel about these places I love.
'Look here! See this!'
If you feel what I did, how wonderful. Yet if you feel something different, or are moved in any way at all, I have succeeded in closing the gap between us."