The landscape, especially my native, mid-western surroundings, holds me spellbound, awestruck. I am compelled to understand my fascination with this place, which goes beyond the visual, to encompass a surprisingly full range of emotional and psychological responses as well. In my paintings and drawings I navigate the limitless richness and depth of the world around me, investigating the significance of the intimate details, the fleeting moments, and the impossible beauty of it all.