Whether in the form of a landscape, figure-landscape, still life or abstraction, painting is a natural extension of my interaction and observation of the natural world. My works are about place and space - color and pattern.  Most of my paintings are done on location; either finished pieces or sketches that are developed further in the studio.  Others emerge as memory-based places which time and distance have altered.  Using a variety of media: encaustic, oil or mixed media gives me an enhanced vocabulary for expression.