"My art is an expression of my sense of awe as I admire our illuminated world. While I quietly observe and study land, water, and skies, the ordinary world around me is transformed by light and shadow into the sublime. My goal is to transcend literal representation and express the spirit and spark of life in nature and in our human spaces. When I paint historic homes, rustic barns, and antique cars, I share the beauty of their fine craftsmanship and my sense of nostalgia for simpler times. While painting birds and animals I intend to convey the peacefulness and mystery of the living creatures’ inner beings. I see myself not as an imitator of the world that I observe, but an interpreter of it. My painting technique involves simplification, abstraction, soft edges, and attention to patterns and shapes to create an impression of what I saw and felt. My art is a way to share my experience of the healing power of nature with whoever stops to look."