Where the psyche and the natural world meet
Nature is my greatest inspiration. I have a deep soulful connection with nature that is difficult to put into words. That is better left to poets. Simply put, I feel an almost constant sense of awe and wonder about it. I not only hike every day in nature, but live in a house surrounded by it. I am impacted by many aspects of it, not just the trees and the birds, deer and squirrels, but also the breeze, the rain and sun, the rocks, the grasses, even the soil. Whenever I am outside my senses come alive, and I seem to absorb the essence of the place directly into my body through all of my senses. Everything seems 'right with the world.' If I am able to convey this experience through my artwork, even just a little, I feel that I have succeeded as an artist.