Although abstract, I paint what I see... the beautiful countryside all around me... the rolling hills, mountains and distant views... the ever changing sky, nearby fields, woods and streams... old barns... haystacks... weeds and wild flowers... everything.

The colors I see every day always seem to "appear" in the paintings: a sudden bright red, like a single flower all alone in a field of brown, tans and umbers... or the red of an old barn sitting in a field of snow or the colors of newly cut corn fields and the changing hues of sky, grass, trees and bushes all around me. I don't think of these things while I am painting, but after the work is done... they remind me of all these things that I had seen.

My work is another kind of "landscape painting" resulting, I believe, in paintings which are more "real" than a literal interpretation. The "essence" of what has been seen and felt is there, making what is seemingly ambiguous, most tangible and unique... which is what I think "good art" is all about.