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For me the landscape is a source of incredible beauty - a place of rest, of escape, of harmony rather than dissonance. My paintings and drawings are a record of things that interest me - sometimes simply the relationship of colors and shapes, sometimes the memory of a real place - its atmosphere, its vegetation, the sky, the water, the time of day, season, and year. In some ways they are an artistic or filtered documentation of landscapes - real places that sometimes after five years or so have changed. I've been shocked at times when I go back to a piece of land that I have painted to find it gone - reclaimed by the sea, or changed by disease or overrun by blackberry vines. It reminds me of both the fragility and power of nature.