"When people go to the ocean, they like to see it all day....There's nobody living who couldn't stand all afternoon in front of a waterfall. It's a simple experience, you become lighter in weight, you wouldn't want anything else. Anyone who can sit on a stone in a field awhile can see my painting. Nature is like parting a curtain, you go into it. I want to draw a certain response like this...Not a specific response but that quality of response from people when they leave themselves behind, often experienced in nature--an experience of simple joy... the simple, direct going into a field of vision as you would cross an empty beach to look at the ocean."
My 2018 representational paintings and drawings were inspired by the extraordinary within the ordinary of everyday life, to produce a snapshot of modernity before it fades by the passing of time and to infuse beauty into the mundane and commonplace.