I have always responded to nature. I believe my paintings are a direct emotional response to what I see. When I am totally involved in the process of “creating” a painting I am in a meditative state. This process focuses my attention so intently that I feel connected to the calmness I want to represent. I believe this body of work represents the essence of what I feel while I am creating. Working with various materials, whether it’s oil paints, plaster, spray paints or found material, allows me an opportunity to express my impressions of the world around me.