Artist's Statement


My inspiration to paint begins at dawn, watching the sun rise over the ridge on the east side of Skaneateles Lake.  It is a unique time of day where I can witness a full gamut of light, from bright rays of sunshine, to mists that veil parts of the far shoreline as well as the mystery of what will be illuminated over the course of the next half hour.  I find myself able to express my interpretation of Nature’s beauty with the media of watercolor.   I want to paint what I see, but add to that a mood that is compelling, expressive and provocative. I delight in strong color, strong shadows, and detail only where it is needed, in order to create a work of art that you can share along with me.