As a painter my goal is to capture with paint specific moments in time on canvas.
Ideally that canvas will behave more like a doorway than simply an object on the wall.
My original training was in portraiture with a strong emphasis on traditional skills and
techniques sometimes referred to as academic training. The portrait work led to childrenâ€™s
book and magazine illustration which I did for several years. During this time I was also
learning to paint â€œen plein airâ€ taking my easel and paints out on location in all kinds of
weather. I found I loved the challenge! I think my background in figurative work really helped
my approach to the landscape, which has always been a kind of â€œportraitâ€ of place and time.
Having learned what makes a personâ€™s face uniquely theirs, I use those same observational
skills in the landscape.