I have always been influenced by nature and the land. Living on a ranch in northeastern Texas for a number of years has moved that influence up a notch. Here I am surrounded by trees, pasture lands, sky, pond and a meandering creek. Looking out my windows in the house or from a window in the studio is such a pleasure for me. Sunny, windy, gray or rainy, I can always find something I can relate to; take note of consciously or unconsciously. These observances are reflected in my work.
With all this said, I do not set out to paint what I actually see in nature. It just comes through as I work through my process. Whether in acrylic painting or the warm and sensual encaustic medium, I strive to let the painting speak to me. I make revisions when I see that is where the painting is going. I have a conversation with the paint and the process.Without a social or political message, surface quality, color relationships and formal design are what I am interested in when painting.