My life-long love of the out-of-doors gently guided me to becoming a painter of the natural world. When choosing a subject to paint, I seek out a play of light and shadow. Sometimes the most mundane of subjects can become powerful when bathed in a particular light.
Many of my oil paintings were created au plein air, or in combination with a photograph. The light can be so fleeting!
My style could be described as tonal-impressionistic. My training was in the impressionist style. However, in my efforts to add an emotional aspect to my work, I often will borrow from the techniques used by the tonalists of a century ago.
Recently, I have begun to add the human figure to my paintings. My preference is to show the figure in a natural setting.