Artist's Statement

Landscape painting enables me to create artworks that combine my visual and experiential perception of a specific location. Being aware of — and open to — the phenomenological aspects of the landscape allows the work to manifest inner reflections of this outer attentiveness. My concentration is on the impression of place.

I find the essential characteristics of a place in order to show my perception of reality. My paintings are about an envelope of light, a unifying color to suggest light and atmosphere. The act of working in the studio differs from observation in that I use my personal intuition and interpretation to make sense of the reality I experienced.

Recently I have been looking out from a skyscraper observatory, allowing me to observe different aspects of atmosphere and light from a higher vantage point. From this height I can view the distant forms on the horizon, the observatory allows me to gaze at vast space. My paintings of the city are about a particular time and place in which I observed the city.