My recent paintings are inspired by my wanderings around the mid coast area of Maine. I feel deeply connected to this part of the world. Walking in the woods, on the conservation lands near my home, and along the Damariscotta River, I see paintings everywhere. The large-scale size of the paintings help to create an environment for the viewer to enter. My ideas begin in the natural world but once a work is underway the paint itself on the flat surface takes on a life of its own and the color, line and surface texture evolve as I work.