“My principal preoccupation has recently shifted to the quality and character of light. An abundance of varied light effects seem to me most accessible in landscapes where land, air and water join to churn up interesting, exciting and often dramatic weather conditions.
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Recent paintings focus on experiences seen and recorded in Ireland, and Maine but also include Pennsylvania water scenes and often views from the beautiful hillsides of Vermont.
I have always been drawn to places where air land and water have the potential to form weather patterns that are interesting and often very exciting. Just as a writer uses words to record an inspiration based on an interesting or exciting event, a painter uses paints to record inspirations that arise from a vision seen but not recorded. My inspirations almost always derive from the weather at or near sunsets or sunrises. But, in a broader sense I have never seen a pasture, meadow or woodlot without being drawn to thoughts of the story it has to tell of the things that have taken place there over the full existence of its’ time.
The process that I follow is best described as a discovery. While it is true to say that I am asking questions and painting answers I am mostly recording feelings that occur as the image reveals itself.
I did not begin with a commitment to paint landscapes. It occurred to me over time that a landscape painter is almost always presented with a subject that is always likely to change. Perhaps that is what compels me to keep searching for the right place to settle down with my easel.”