Capturing the beauty and power of the grand scenery of Maine on canvas is my inspiration. As a plein air painter, the infinite beauty of nature has always been my subject since moving to Maine when I was 12. Being alone with nature and observing the scenery is calming and gives me a sense of peace. Painting is a wordless expression, when I am trying to represent what meets my eye looking at a view. There is an invisible presence surrounding me when I am alone in a field observing the landscape. I can feel that presence or spirit voice in watching the wind swaying through the marsh grass on a brisk fall day. The salt marsh sparrows swooping and diving in rhythm with the wind. It’s a real dance and a breathtaking experience to watch. Those magical moments when all the hustle and bustle in life disappears and what’s left is truly wonderful. It’s in those quiet moments I feel the creator orchestrating all the beauty that surrounds me. As a co-creator of that beauty I try to capture those moments in time and space. The dancing clouds and forever changing moods of the Maine skies. The fleeting light that streaks across the beach or marshes and pastoral views. It’s those “wow” moments when the landscape just lights up and says look at me! It’s my first impression, my feelings from a view I aim to capture on canvas and make it timeless.