In the Distance, 2016

ABOVE: In the Distance, oil on paper, 6″×9″, 2016

When I look for places to paint, I am attracted to open spaces, fields and water, places where dirt is visible and raw. I am most inspired by un-manicured, wild areas and toward areas where man has left a mark but nature is reclaiming the land. Grey days of winter and early spring and fall are my favorite times to paint outdoors because these seasons provide both subtle colors as well as rich and earthy ones.

My subjects range from pure nature to industrial architecture. I paint on location at sites in Georgia, Tennessee, and New England, alternating between oil on paper, stretched canvas, or panels.

I paint landscapes because I love to be in nature. I crave the absence of technological noise and the calming aspect of the natural world.