My oil paintings are done on-site (my studio work is based on smaller on-site work), where I can observe the light and the weather and the atmosphere of a place; successful plein-air paintings possess a particular vitality.
I paint as a way to explore and communicate nature's beauty and mystery. For me, the landscape is a metaphor for emotions and sensations, for evoking recollections and experiences, and for reflecting inner states and moods.
I like walking in natural environments and painting in them as well. Nature is an inexhaustible subject for art, ever-changing, and always surprising.
About my frames:
Frames are an important enhancement to a painting; to fittingly complement my work, I fabricate my own, using moldings of my design; the frames are painted, and often glazed and gilded.