Abstract landscape paintings are my emotional reaction to the natural world. Many paintings represent real places that have drawn my attention and some are from my imagination. I like to emphasize the colors, structures and light of a particular setting rather than focusing on the details. Many scenes are from my travels and also from Sonoma County, California where I grew up.
Some are influenced by my life in New Mexico. The landscape of New Mexico can be moody and harsh and at the same time colorful and serene. The colors can vary from vivid orange, yellow and violets to somber browns, dark grays and even black.
In the last few years I have traveled to Ireland, Lesvos, Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal where I found many varieties of green and blue to red and orange.
In a sense, many times I am not interested in the actual landscape that I see. I am interested in distilling the vistas into their purest essence. It feels like these paintings are a way for my psyche to reconcile and appreciate all places that have touched me in some special manner.