|| My paintings are about expressing nature in its most
pristine form. I create illusions using nature's elements
and spaces to challenge the viewer by placing him face
to face with the reality of a pure, untouched environment.
When nature is experienced as primordial, it generates
a poetic feeling of loneliness evocative of deeper instinctive
aspects of the self. In the woodlands among majestic trees,
I find a very spiritual place to express my art. Specific
detail is used to increase the believability of one's presence
in the painting. My objective is to provoke an emotional
and psychological response from the viewer. Nature, particularly
trees, provides the perfect vehicle to express this idea.
H.D. Thoreau expressed this when he stated. "It is as if I always
met in those places some grand, serene, immortal, infinitely encouraging,
though invisible companion and walked with him."