Artist Statement

I paint moody seascapes and landscapes, which are mysterious, timeless, and meditative. They are intended to evoke familiar locations; and yet, transport the viewer to the serenity of seemingly untouched places. I paint from memory, plein air studies, and photographs that I have taken. 

My paintings are influenced by Turner, Whistler, and the "American Luminists." I am fascinated by the effects of sky and weather, and the quality of light at different times of day, and in different seasons. 

I use layers of different colored glazes, so as to create luminosity and depth. I use the subtlety of color to create contrast between the foaming waves and dark, almost-black seas. I seek to portray nature in all its complexity and immense power. Figures are almost always absent. Instead, I focus on solitary places.