Landscapes have taken my attention for the past 35 years. In the warmer months, I paint outdoors. Winter finds me in the warmth of my home studio reworking studies from the summer or creating new works from my travel photos. I am attracted to subjects that express nature with a nod towards human activity. Typically, this may include abandoned structures, farmland, pathways, and wooded trails. Currently, my compositions are driven by moody light and unusual weather effects I observe in the field.
Water-soluble oils are perfect for outdoor painting sessions and acrylics layer nicely in the studio. Curiously, I have noted that each painting develops a childlike personality as I work. Some are cooperative and others simply misbehave. I enjoy guiding the process along intuitively towards the last finishing touches and the maturity of the final result.
My artistic influences include the Italian Renaissance painters, Dutch Masters, Andrew Wyeth and my father who taught me technical drawing skills at an early age.