The basis of my work is a life-long observation of and respect for the natural environment. Changing visual stimulation entices me to remain focused on the landscape as a primary subject. Intricate geometries, variations of form and color, patterns of growth and the relationship of the natural environment impacted by human activity are sources of inspiration.
Observing the natural woodland surrounding my home in Great Falls, Virginia, has led me to recognize the importance of diverse native bio culture, and of environmental conservation. I recognize elements of imbalance and damage, but also ongoing renewal and adaptation.
I continue to explore the potential for a changeable or “renewable” landscape painting by utilizing multiple canvases grouped or worked together. Allowing for optional orientations of display, this modular format allows me to consider representing large subjects at full scale and to build on my ideas freely.