of us has experienced that special feeling when a particular location--at
a precise moment--seems to have a special energy all its own. Maybe
it's the sheer delight we feel when the light is perfect. Perhaps
it's the way the wind makes the trees dance. Most of my work is
about the experience of that moment in time, that special place
that we want to take with us. In a world where our lives are increasingly
faster it refreshes one to find that somewhere special we can feel
centered, if only for an instant. That fleeting moment we say to
ourselves, "I want to remember this always." I try to
take that experience forward in a painting. I'm not trying to bring
a special message to the world.
I want is simply to re-experience those times when something moves
me in ways that words alone cannot express, and if others may share
that experience for what it means to them then I am happy enough.
We all know how easy it is to forget to pause long enough to enjoy
the little daily joys of tiny wondrous things that delight us just
with the curve of their shape, or the way their color changes in
sunlight, or the feeling of their rough surfaces when we press it
against their face. Other times I want to bring home with me the
open spaces we pass through, to create another window to a world
filled with places that deserve another look.