Landscape in its barest form.
For me, landscapes represent fragments of time that will never be again; intimate moments shared with something greater than myself; quiet meditations to which I bear witness. They compel me to paint.
My points of reference for landscape painting are memories or photographs. I try to mimic the brightness found in nature, such as a warm sunset or the minimal stillness of a northern oceanscape, with its cool blues. I always strive for visual economy in my work: Can a block of color represent a field of dried grass on an early spring morning? Can a simple, dark blue line that runs across the surface embody the ocean’s edge at sunset?