Acrylic and Oil Painter
I mostly paint landscapes and in relating to the subject matter of nature I feel most interested when I am trying to solve the problem of pulling together my emotional and visual observations into a piece that is both expressive and realistic. Painting landscape out of doors is an activity that allows me to be alert to my senses and slightly challenged to capture the fleeting impression I see in life and gives me an experience to bring into the studio to expand upon. Landscape as a subject invites me to reflect upon the world in a spiritual sense as it is full of contrasts such as growth and decay, dormancy and change, light and dark. I enjoy the painterly application of thicker paint and loose brushwork in oils and the textural effects possible in acrylics.