I like to walk or hike in open lands and natural areas and paint in them too, a pursuit which goes back to childhood. I learned from my artist parents that art is a dignified activity, to be approached with honesty and reverence.
While painting in nature, I am cognizant of the life-cycle, of time's passage, both small-scale and large, and the wonder of the universe. These concepts in some way inform the painting, which for me represents an exploration in a search for deeper truths beyond the surface, as it were.
I am gratified when people view my work and sometimes acquire it. Properly framed and hung on a wall in good light, it may be enjoyed as not only a decorative object to lift one's spirits, but a catalyst for reflection and memory.