Artist Statement

Each of us has experienced that special feeling when a particular location--at a precise moment--seems to have a special energy all its own. Maybe it's the sheer delight we feel when the light is perfect. Perhaps it's the way the wind makes the trees dance. Most of my work is about the experience of that moment in time, that special place that we want to take with us. In a world where our lives are increasingly faster it refreshes one to find that somewhere special we can feel centered, if only for an instant. That fleeting moment we say to ourselves, "I want to remember this always." I try to take that experience forward in a painting. I'm not trying to bring a special message to the world.

What I want is simply to re-experience those times when something moves me in ways that words alone cannot express, and if others may share that experience for what it means to them then I am happy enough. We all know how easy it is to forget to pause long enough to enjoy the little daily joys of tiny wondrous things that delight us just with the curve of their shape, or the way their color changes in sunlight, or the feeling of their rough surfaces when we press it against their face. Other times I want to bring home with me the open spaces we pass through, to create another window to a world filled with places that deserve another look.