My work represents a personal dialogue expressed in the act of painting or drawing . Whether I’m working in oils or charcoal, from the natural world, or arranging objects set into a still life, my intention is to reveal the essence of form. As I work to expose the underlying truth of the forms, I reveal my own emotional connection to the subject.
The tree portraits reflect a lifetime of observing and appreciating the unique histories and forms of trunk and limb, leaf and branch. By painting them as one would a person, I seek out the inherent nature of each tree, separate from the surrounding landscape. I reveal their blemishes and beauties, their scars and curving limbs, and in doing so attempt to capture and exhibit the distinct personalities that lie within.