My work is about the dramatic impact of natural scenery and my focus is on recording its abstract patterns of light and color. Chance encounters and an emotional undercurrent are important to my imagery and my use of paint is mostly expressionistic within this framework. Personal experience will influence my unconscious composition of forms and color and they are often autobiographical. The landscape around me is a launching point for my imagination and walking through it a form of meditation. When I am hiking, I take photographs to freeze images and take them back to my studio to recall and interpret while I paint. I also do some painting on site.