My work is a simple exploration of color and light through the vehicle of recognizable images. I began as an abstract painter, worked through realism, and now use elements from both disciplines in my paintings. I am attracted to the natural world so I choose images from nature as a convenience to explore color, light and texture with my chosen medium. My work ranges from realism to near abstraction depending on how the image directs me at a given time. Selecting an image that is recognizable gives me the freedom to experiment with color and technique and still appeal to a broad audience. My focus is to capture the light of a particular moment and the emotion it creates, while the image is a convenience to convey the feeling of that light.