"Land is Spirit to me. Beyond mere appearances, I feel there is an energy, an aliveness, a livingness and vitality in the land. It is in this zone that I want to tap into and express what I feel in my paintings. This is essentially a healing practice for me because observing and communicating these feelings is very cathartic. Like the practice of painting, there is a profound silence in these places, but also an incredible vibration of life. It is never boring or static except when I don’t see or listen properly and allow that spirit to flow onto my canvases. I am also fascinated with large expanses as well as the very intimate details of the land. I find just as much passion in the Grand Canyon as I do a grouping of brush or a single tree. All land is sacred to me and the interaction of sun, rain, and wind on them are what drive the emotions and brings everything to life."