"All art is autobiographical." -anonymous
CAREER -Artists' Vision
For me, the freshness and daily renewal of Nature is a wonderful source of inspiration, and unites the hearts of all people. And for those who might otherwise not have a 'connection' to the landscape, Art which illustrates Peace and Tranquility in Nature is a comfort to the viewer, in an Age when finding a resting-place is sorely needed.
My artistic vision is to see the Spiritual Beauty in my surroundings and convey it to my audience, so they in turn might enjoy a sense of wonder that is often undiscovered or overlooked in the hustle and stress of day-to-day living.
Scenic and Still Life settings needn’t be ‘perfect’ to have appeal, for blemishes can tell a story. And yet, the picture must have a representation of Goodness and even Redemption to lift the soul. For instance, I believe “goodness” can be found in a hard working farm; or in the drip of a worn-down candle. These things are natural and true. And the beauty of "redemption" comes in the cycles of the seasons: the refreshing yellow-green of new growth on an old maple tree; and the 'first' snow-laden branches of Autumn, which promises rest for a time. It’s these things which catch my attention and tell a story that parallels the Hope available to all mankind. My work is to present each painting as spiritual food for thought, expressed through color, light and texture.