My paintings live somewhere between realism and abstraction. Nature tends to tangle things instead of putting its mysteries in rows, often hidden until you look hard enough or long enough. So, like nature, I go wild in the process of underpainting in the humble hope of producing entangling surprises that emerge through the layers. Composition invites a choice to notice the way nature changes in intimate ways, like the brooding forest beyond the lily pond, the open water showing a passage through the rushes and the cedars in light and shadow. Paintings are my journal of changes and places, an ongoing conversation that I have with nature in an attempt to gain a sense of place and a way of knowing the world. I share these images with you with a deep sense of gratitude.