My work strives to enter the spiritual realm, the metaphysical. The non-visible world, that
accompanies our own, it is not limited by the laws of gravity, matter, and DNA. A landscape is
the starting point with rock formations punching through to discover a new image birthed
from the forests and woods.
I love being in the woods - hiking and taking photographs. I love the experience, the
sensation, the texture of the environment. A world where unseen activities occur.
As a fine arts student, living in these areas, I was fortunate to study and hike in the
Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and the Monongahela National Forest of West Virginia. I was
awarded the M.A. and M.F.A. respectively, from James Madison University & West Virginia
Moving to Long Island, New York has provided consistent opportunities to continue my
studies in Bear Mountain State Park, Kaaterskill Falls, the Catskills, and other such places.
My landscape paintings are metaphors to serve as an encounter – an encounter with the
unfamiliar, the mysterious, and the unexpected that is with us both in this world and
and in the spiritual realm.