The essence of my inspiration is generated by the seasonal landscape. Nature’s palette offers a range of wild intensity to subdued tranquility. I listen to and notice the environment, finding inspiration in every day life. Creating visual depth, textures, and emotion, are the guiding forces in my work. I have studied Buddhism, Japanese haiku masters, appreciate the Native American love of the earth, and with a similar understanding hope my paintings will be valued for their simplicity and openness.