Statement

Shimmer II (40x36 in)  “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”  Marcel Proust 

With sketchbook & camera, I search for places that resonate with meaning and memory.  I am drawn to the “iconic” elements of nature:  cathedral spaces, golden light, shimmering lake reflections, or mosaics of wildflower meadows.    

 In my studio, I initiate larger paintings using a red underpainting as the framework and heart of each piece.  Next, with palette knife, brush and water, I blend, spray, splatter, scrap and layer with acrylic paint.  This process is an attempt to capture the joy, energy and spirit of these places.