My paintings speak of beauty and place, of solitude and loss. I paint to express the poetry I find in the world, in its seas and stars, its mountains, rivers and trees. Traversing rendition and abstraction, my landscapes are more concerned with the interplay between color and shape than with realistic rendering of scene. I am compelled by the earth’s still, vast beauty but also by the disquieting progressive erosion of the natural world. Nature’s authenticity counterbalances all that is illusory in this life, and my work conjures a purer realm, a world largely empty of human interference. More concerned with mystery than with explanation, I endeavor to return us to a place and a time before our lives became so full of distraction. I seek, always, that momentary peace which is a painting.