My works are usually executed on site en plein air
('in the open air') during one or two painting
I find there is no substitute for direct response
to the natural world because photographs are
weak, and memory is weaker.
My subjects are often mere excuses to use color
expressively, or to work out compositional themes
that engage my interest.
At the same time no one interested in the details
of perception could be immune to the beauty of
this part of the Midwest, and many other parts
of the world, too, so any emotional content
one might sense in my work is in no way unintended.
Simply think of these paintings as 'Boxes of