ARTIST STATEMENT

As a landscape painter, I am caught up in the moment but that it is constantly changing.  One of my great challenges is coping with this reality of change.  I chase the impression.  As soon as I set up - everything changes. As soon as I lift my brush - the moment has passed.  In reality, I am always painting from memory.  I have resigned myself to this fact.  These fragile fragments and impressions themselves are changed by the act of trying to represent them in paint.  I have very distinct moments that are constantly aserting themselves in my work.  It is not so much an exact place or time that I am trying to evoke but rather my story about that moment.