"All art work in which imagination plays no part is impossible for me"
— Eugene Delacroix
My selection of subject matter is inspired by landscape shapes distinctive to the Sonoma Valley: natural objects such as weathered old oaks, unique rock formations, or man made vineyard patterns. I paint quite often outdoors to stimulate an emotional response. I am intrigued by the complexity of gray values that exists within this Valley as well as the clarity of its luminous lights.
Furthermore, I also wish to establish in my paintings a sense of movement by emphasizing various speeds of circular forms. An awareness of abstract design through conceptual ideas permeate my work. I love the interlocking relationship that can exist between pattern and shape.