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; there is a vitality and energy in successful plein air paintings.
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 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, and so, to fittingly complement my work, I construct my own from moldings of my design; they are painted, glazed with color, and often augmented with metallic leaf. In this way, I can fine-tune the appearance of each painting.