I was educated first as a photographer, then as an architect before turning to painting. The photography taught me to compose. The architecture taught me the importance of solidity and simplicity.
Why do I paint? To share my perceptions with others. We all see the world differently and sharing our vision enriches us and helps us understand one another.
What do I paint? Vanishing beauty. The world is changing rapidly. Development is displacing the natural world. Unique places are becoming homogenized and the natural environment is disappearing. We can't take a beautiful landscape for granted any more because tomorrow there may be a cell phone tower in the center of it or a strip mall in its place. My hope is that artists can slow the rush. Perhaps we can help people appreciate what is there and to care enough to preserve it before it is lost forever.