“Even though I paint a lot of studies on location, my landscapes are actually less about describing a specific place than they are about the feelings evoked. In an impressionistic, tonal style I try to convey the emotional connection that I had with each scene.
Moving cross-Atlantic three times in my early years, I spent much of my life with an underlying sense of homesickness. This yearning propelled me to try to create a sense of ‘home’ within my landscapes.
Painting outside in the enormity of nature leads to a feeling of being connected to the divine and helps keep life in perspective.
My greatest hope is that my work gives its viewers this same sense of comfort and connectedness; a gentle place to rest.”