What inspires me to paint are the shapes and vivid colors I see in my surrounding landscape as
I'm driving around at home or in Maine. I capture the scene which interests me with my camera which is always with me. The photos are only a starting point for my painting. When I'm in my studio I reinterpret the photo not as seen by the camera but as I see it. My reinterpretation of the landscape involves simplifying shapes into dramatic, vivid and intense colors broken into multiple colored abstracted, simplified colored shapes. When starting a painting I work directly on the canvas and not from sketches or drawings. I lay out my composition with white conte crayon on a colored canvas. Then I draw with paint the general design (which changes through-out my painting process) and then react to what is happening on my canvas, the shapes and color intensities. I paint on the canvas until I feel it is done.