Statement


My paintings are about the quiet beauty of the here and now.  I deeply appreciate the natural  beauty that surrounds us here in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I like to take notice  of and call attention to the everyday sort of beauty that often goes unnoticed.
 

One of the things I retained from my teenage years living in the beautiful and remote red rock country of Utah was a fascination with light and space.  I take notice of the morning sunlight gleaming on the front porch of an old house, as well as the afternoon sunlight slanting through the pillars of a parking garage.  I take notice of the soaring spaces created by our modern concrete and steel bridges, noting how the structures both frame and obscure the landscape beyond.  Even utilitarian spaces that we normally move through as quickly as possible can offer up their own testament to the transformative power of light.