I have always had a strong sense of place. The environment around me greatly influences how I experience my life. My paintings are generally about creating a visual experience, which provides a place of peace, refuge and thoughtfulness. This involves balancing color, form, and subjects in ever-changing ways.I am an avid rower and have been rowing for many years.I find a connection between life, rowing and painting. George Pocock said about rowing, “Harmony, balance, rhythm. There you have it. That is what life is all about”. These are also the basic elements I strive for in painting.