My current work, as with all my work, reflects my continued exploration of the deep silence within nature, as well as within ourselves. These moments of quietude offer a glimpse, a reflection, of the profound wholeness of which everything is a part.
I am intrigued by the interplay of color and line in each of the parts, whether that part is a close observation of a coastal rock formation or a distant view of a mountain peak or valley.
Each of my paintings begins by following nature and never completely leaves the natural context. Realistic contour lines provide an entry point for the viewer; other lines establish a sense of the abstract by creating flat or formless spaces. Similarly, the color scheme originates in nature but is not confined to it.
As I work I am reliving the walk - the location of the subject matter - and
I am reminded of the duality between the fragility of nature and its power and magnitude.
'Stand before it and there is no beginning. Follow it and there is no end'.
Tao Te Ching