I try to paint the feeling I get from a particular scene. People come to Maine not just for the good weather and spectacular landscape but to ‘Get Away’ or ‘Get back to nature.’ These are feelings or emotions. My goal as an artist is to bring the viewer back to that feeling or emotion. I call them Landscape Allusions. This is not always a pretty little emotion with a picket fence around it. Many times, especially in Maine, the feeling is intense and bold, or cold and foreboding. But then there are those gorgeous landscape skies and land and water that almost make you want to cry they are so beautiful. They are all a part of Maine and life and I would like to capture them all in my work.
For me it’s always been about the possibilities of what lies beyond, or through, or in. This is the larger value.