"Painting is the solitary use of my mind and emotions, the silent expression of inner feelings.  Landscape is my genre.  I need to walk the beaches and breathe the air, climb the rocks and smell the flowers, feel the earth and absorb the atmosphere, before I can paint the place.  Each piece is full of sensory emotion and intimate memories.  The oil paint is thickly laid, the brush strokes are bold and the colors are bright.  I am impatient.  I want to see something on the canvas fast, and I want it to be exciting.  My monotypes are painted in the same style, quick and free, bold and bright."