I cannot imagine what it would be like not to make paintings. It is both a satisfying and frustrating endeavor, but I cannot not do it. I have drawn or painted as long as I can remember, it is the way in which I am most comfortable communicating with the world. I have also come to realize that to draw or paint a subject is to form a deep and meaningful understanding of it, in a way I might not otherwise experience.
My work is inspired by the extraordinary beauty of the natural world, a feeble attempt to capture a moment in time. I am attracted to the extremes of the day, when the light is horizontal, casting long shadows that exaggerate form and texture in a beautiful tapestry of color. I try to convey the whole of that experience to the viewer.
The 25 Days is part of a larger project. I'm working on interpreting Natural Lands' Stroud Preserve, I've spent several years regularly visiting the Presrve at different times of day and in different seasons. Each of the Minis is a day in the life of the preserve.
I hope you enjoy the journey with me.