There are many times in life when I think most of us surrender to a stupor that we involuntarily allow to direct our paths. We can be elated by good news or stricken by tragedy either one of which may awaken us from the humdrum routine that we fall into. As an artist, the power and majesty of the natural world serves as a jolt to awaken me, to invigorate me and demand a response. My hope is to evoke a similar emotion and response to what I have seen through my paintings.