An open field, a parcel of woods or a long stretch of beach are the places where I am most inspired for both life and art. My paintings are not trying to duplicate these spaces, but create an image that represents the emotions created by a place. Bright color and expressive lines are one way that I transfer these feelings onto canvas. I love color and the response that it can stir. As my skills progressed and my ideas became more formulated, I began to put the human form into my paintings as an examination of our relationship with nature. In many ways our society has lost touch with our essential connection with the natural world, both spiritually and physically. A relationship that is undeniably important but often neglected. The transcending beauty, tranquility, order and knowledge of the world, outside our man-made constructs is what I attempt to capture in my paintings.