As a working artist, my career in illustration developed my eye and expanded my skills in both portraiture and landscape painting. For landscapes, my intent is to convey Nature in its most simple pose avoiding mediocrity. I interpret forms and textures by coaxing them out of the medium. They evolve - first through ghostly images, then creating a mood and atmosphere. Smudges and smears are left in place if they make sense and make the composition more exciting. Tonal values and imagination play an important role in my technique and experimentation is vital to keep work fresh and unique.