"All nature is linked together by invisible bonds."
~George Perkins Marsh
My paintings incorporate abstraction and realism, invention and observation, mind and matter. They lie at the point of intersection between the environment and our experience of it. I’m interested in environmental changes, endangered species, evolution, competition, sustainability—the intricate web of life. Some works focus on marine life or the beaches and marshes of the Atlantic coast. Some focus on the roles animals play in human lives—as symbols of culture, agents of nature, casualties of human development, raw material for designer goods, food, or trophies. Much like the mechanics of nature, each painting changes through time, seeking a harmonious balance. My process is intuitive. Realism is stretched into something magical, celebratory, and intimate. The external world is filtered through a personal lens. Representative works reveal strong connections between creativity and the mechanisms of nature, human and animal consciousness, and mental state and environment.