“I work to create paintings that speak both to me and to others about the beauty that exists”.."
From an early age, landscape has been the guiding theme of my painting. I am excited by the play of light and color in natural outdoor settings, which shapes my style.
Communicating that excitement to the viewer is my artistic goal. Most of my canvases are done in the studio, but I am also inspired by working en plein air, where the direct experience of landscape can be freely and directly interpreted. For the viewer, I hope to convey an uncomplicated joy in the natural world.
Most of my canvases are done in the studio in Stone City, Iowa, but I am also inspired by working on location (en plein air) and working to complete a painting in one session (alla prima). One always makes friends with a painting easel; people, especially children are immediately drawn to it. Painting in public gives me the opportunity to inspire those who have never seen an artist at work.