The monumental and timeless essence of the land often overwhelming to me. Perhaps that’s why I so rarely put people in my landscape paintings. As creatures we just don’t seem to measure up. Where in my urban/figure paintings I try to suggest a story line, my landscapes are simply my reaction to the land itself. I try to paint what I feel. My approach is somewhat abstract as I move shapes and select colors to express these feelings, though I try to remain true to the scene before me.