These paintings, though based on real, specific spaces, often contain elements that are purely abstract. Value and colour may be chosen for descriptive, evocative, or formal reasons. Viewpoints shift. Symbols appear. The compositions are drawn, erased, painted over and carved into.
To some degree, these are paintings about the intense pleasure I take in the physical act of painting. At heart, though, they are landscapes, reflecting the human experience of the land and its power.