I paint to embrace the essence of a moment, a memory, a recollection of ephemeral aspects of nature, culture, music and poetry. Painting for me is as necessary as breathing; as much an instinct as a delight.
Contemplation, imagination and time may alter the memory of the experience. The process of painting in layers gives me the opportunity to deepen, to abstract, or to embellish the image as it plays in my mind.
The paintings become the distillation of the light and color of the remembered experience.