Artist Statement

“My art celebrates the movement and spirit of nature.  Whether I’m working from observation or imagination, nature is always the initial spark of inspiration.  I grew up among the salt marshes and pine barrens of southern New Jersey.  I now live in the oak and hickory forest of central Pennsylvania. I love them both.   I try to walk in the woods every day.  I observe, I record beauty using a sketchbook, a camera, my phone or my memory.  I take these recordings to my studio where I try to recapture my feelings in paint.   I am not trying to copy nature, but I am trying to paint the way that nature inspires me.  I hope to transfer these feelings to the viewer. “