I enjoy spending time outside, so it’s no wonder that landscapes feature heavily in my artwork.

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I regularly take photographs and sketch en plein air.  However, most of my finished paintings are created in the studio.  I rarely paint directly from photographs or sketches, instead using them as an aide memoir to the sights, sounds, and the feelings evoked during my time outside.  My sketches tend to be quite realistic, but back in the studio I take a pared down, abstract approach, focusing intuitively on the most striking elements.  It is this process that keeps me interested in painting, as new ideas and concepts form.