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.