I am a plein-air painter; I go to places and paint on-site, directly from nature; that is, not from photographs, nor just from my imagination. I'm interested in the specific time of day, the particular light, the weather; by spending time in a place, I can explore its essence. Paintings done on location have a life and immediacy about them, a ring of truth.
As I like to walk and hike in the countryside, being able to paint out there too is an added benefit. With portable painting equipment, I can set up just about anywhere.
Paintings too large to take into the field are based on plein-air paintings or drawings.
I like creating something that didn't exist before. I paint to capture a mood, or an experience, or an aspect of nature's mystery, beauty and wonder. I would like to communicate my vision to others, in depicting particular places while bringing to mind other times and places, evoking emotions and sensations, or inviting contemplation.
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