My work strives to enter the spiritual realm. The unseen world that is out there where our laws of gravity, matter, and DNA have no prominence. Landscape is the starting point with rock formations punching through.
One of my favorite things to do is to hike and to enjoy the experience of being in the woods.
A world within a world where unforeseen, activities occur. As a fine arts student, 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 University.
Living and painting on Long Island, New York have provided the consistent opportunities to continue my interests in Bear Mountain State Park, Kaaterskill Falls, the Catskills and other such places.
My landscape paintings serve as a metaphor for an encounter – an encounter with the unfamiliar, the unexpected that is both of this world yet separated from it.