I have always been drawn to the colors, textures, forms and other visual stimuli of the natural, unpopulated, world.  In my late teens, when I first saw a painting by Clyfford Still, I knew I wanted to be a “painter”.   This was a way to look at the world differently, and to do more than merely record the image of a certain place.  Over the years, I have continued experiment with the manipulation of  paint on canvas, in an effort to record the pervasive qualities of places that excited my vision.   In this way, hopefully, the viewers of my work will be able to share that vision.
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