My goal as an artist is to find man made and natural creations, see them intimately, paint them honestly and hope the resulting images will resonate with the viewer. I respect the beautiful places as well as battered places; the expansive oceanfront and the old, tired storefront. I am drawn to distant horizons and bends in the road—literally and figuratively—where you can’t see where the next turn will take you. I also enjoy painting still lifes that bring out the quirky personality of everyday objects. I often paint my mood, whether it is wistful and contemplative, or bright and hopeful and I always paint with joy. When I am able to capture my impression of light and shadow, I am truly grateful.