My paintings are products of observation. I am fascinated by seeing and documenting life through painting. I believe the desire to record is an essential part of the human condition. It is an impulse that is both straightforward and poetic. These landscape paintings are purposely fresh and lively. They are always describing the now, the exact moment of observation, while being inherently influenced by the context surrounding them. The environment, politics, history, psychology and symbolism are innate in every circumstance; that is what makes looking at the world and responding forever satisfying.