Art can be many things to many people, for it is a personal voice, and therefore begins deep within that person. Even though it can be varied, it universally brings forth a truth. It wills that the artist must be honest, and in that admission, be it paint or words or construction, a piece of their soul gets released to the universe in a form that can now be viewed, touched or heard. That's no easy task.
As a person who walks the landscape, feels the soil and shares the light, I must have been affected enough along the way to realize it was important to share. To desire to record for others that feeling, that honesty and that vision. I add painting to my oeuvre that includes astronomy, horticulture, nature, history and a love of travel. Why? Because I believe it to be a lasting legacy and a permanent form for my soul to hang on. Humbly to lead and with thanks to be seen.
"These works exemplify the idea that it is always just moments that make a day. One follows the next. Sometimes tragic, sometimes sublime, sometimes breathless, sometimes mundane but still they are everywhere, and if we are not looking, or open to nature's cues....well then it is someone else's time. It is just as reasonable to consider that this painting is a time that as an artist, I can conjure up and create a moment, something I see in my own self, where upon the forms of the recognizable landscape of this Cape, I will lay my colors, the ones that satisfy me and tell my truths.