A change of scenery and landscape often can help to de-clutter the mind and at the same time re-organize and re-energize your perspective. When I am traveling I always feel as if I am chasing that sense of expanse, that opens, the sense of getting lost in a landscape, only to find myself again. Nature has always been the place where I turn to find that greater internal feeling that I am part of a beautiful and organic process. The relationships between sea, sky, and land are what drives my work. Whether its a day hike, a short, road trip or traveling to Ireland in the UK to explore forgotten coves and hidden lakes of Conor Pass as the photo below shows. I like to find moments of quiet in a landscape where bodies of water and sky meet translating in my mind to lines and blocks of color. There is no better feeling than placing the first mark on a clean canvas and slowly letting go of the fear of preciousness, to embrace where my own hand's will take me. The last year has been a discovery process for me. As I absorb more of the world around me I turn to paint to decipher all the nuances I see. I begin with small color studies and almost scientific gestation of places, usually tied to water, I can dissect these into line, shape and blocks of color and apply them into a composition. This process of abstraction is a recording of how I see and experience the world around me.