I paint a variety of subjects with oils but the landscape is my greatest love. Rarely is it difficult to find something in the landscape to paint; the difficulty is choosing which one. Most of my paintings begin outside (plein air) where the subject is in its environment and subtle colors are richer and complex. The sounds, smells, and activity at the scene seem to be transmitted through the paint and brush onto the canvas. On days when it all works, it‘s an amazing feeling to capture it on canvas and preserve that segment of time.
Larger paintings are created in the studio where I develop and analyze the work. Whether working on location or in the studio, my goal is to convey the beauty, emotion and experience to the viewer.