In central Massachusetts, we are lucky to have abundant conservation lands, including many public trails around the Quabbin Reservoir reservation. Most of my paintings originate on those trails, where I walk frequently, always with a camera.  Photographs are used later in the studio as reference for paintings and collages in various degrees of abstraction.  

My landscape themes are: horizons, paths, the surface of water, the relationship of sky to earth, the border where treetops are stitched to the sky. It’s the emotional power in the abstract qualities of nature (color harmonies, complex patterns and textures, falling light, the feel of wind) that moves me. It is this hard-to-pin-down emotion (awe of nature/life, dread of its loss?) that I try to bring into the paintings.

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