"I believe that Nature is a teacher. Like nature, I desire my paintings to slowly become beautiful and then, remain beautiful. They invite a dialogue that's ever new over time, a source of energy and meaning. I paint as an act of reparation, giving back for the gift of consciousness and sentience. Much of my work is a visual analogy of the gift of grace that nature brings to our eyes. Subtracting the details to arrive at the essence is the means."