My work has long been based on my active engagement with the natural environment. It has been influenced by week or longer, completely solitary hikes in the high Sierra and other wild places, traveling miles off marked trails, camping and painting alone, often above ten-thousand feet, and my ongoing wilderness wanderings and meditations.
My recent work is influenced by my return to the natural landscape of the Northeast after twenty years in California. I often derive images by capturing bits from video that I shoot. This allows me to find compositions and qualities that might not be seen readily pre-visualizing, the accidental composition. In the Die Wanderungen series I combine and overlap images, often improvisatorially. The act of painting is for me much like the wandering and seeking I have done in the natural world. Bits of imagery, often rising from deep within my memory, circulate in my paintings, as I find harmonies and relationships that reveal to me beauty and truth. I am interested in painting that is luminous. I am interested in painting that explores the ways in which we see, I see, and experience the world, and paint itself, playing often in the nexus between digital and painterly visual language.