I'm an outdoor painter so most of my work begins in the field. Some of it is finished outside; but I also use field references to work on larger studio pieces. Occasionally, I'll begin and finish a large canvas in the field, returning several times to the same site until the work is complete. My visual source is the landscape we live in - earth, skies, rivers, and the oceans we enjoy and care for. The variety of locales, and natural changes in light, weather, and seasons, provide an infinite amount of combinations to work with in creating a visual poetry that can live beyond the instant in which it's created.