I am captivated by the beauty and diversity of the landscape – both wild and touched by man. Lately I have been taking to the field to attempt to capture the light and mood of a setting in a moment of time. This process of working wet-into-wet in oil is sharpening my observation and challenging my interpretation skills. I usually try to complete a piece in one sitting and often succeed in creating a finished painting. However I sometimes work from these studies in my studio to create a larger, more finished painting.