I am in love with my town. There is a feeling of gentleness that comes from the visual beauty of the river, the surrounding farms, and the architecture of the homes and buildings that have existed since the late 1800s.
I find the images I paint during my walks around the town or on my bicycle rides through the surrounding area. I am usually drawn to a scene not only by the qualities of light and color it has but also by the calm or quiet feeling it inspires in me.
I paint on location as much as possible and often make multiple sketches and studies for my painting until I feel I have captured my emotional connection with the scene. My goal is to create a visual story that communicates the feeling of that place and time.