As urban sprawl and commercial and industrial development claim more and more of our land, it is important for me to celebrate the beauty and dignity of our natural world. I live in the backcountry, travel to remote destinations, and seek out unspoiled places. These landscapes figure prominently in my work because they figure prominently in my life. I am drawn to the order and geometry of fields and pastures, the noble sweep of farmlands, the grandeur of mountain peaks and rugged coastline, the serenity of still water, and the power of rushing rivers and waterfalls. I am passionate about conveying a sense of awe and respect for our disappearing wilderness.
I paint to bear witness to the importance of preserving our natural environment, locally and globally. I hope my paintings make a difference.