My paintings live somewhere between realism and abstraction. I notice the tangles and patterns in nature. I am attracted to the brilliant light playing on grasses and the sparkle in a rapid or pond that gives a painting its life. At the same time I love the subtle earthy tones which balance out the brilliance, allowing the eyes to rest. I am curious about the bogs, the intimate and forgotten corners of the river flow. My paintings record the conversations that I have with nature, the results of my observations. I trust the viewer will have some memories of their own of being in a similar place and time and hope my work will awaken deep-seated feelings of being in nature.