My paintings and drawings are representations of the Western Pennsylvania landscape. It is my goal to depict the unique character and simple beauty of the place I call home.
The appearance of this region's landscape has been influenced by the human activity of the past 200 years. Railroads, power lines, surface mining, forestry and farming have left a distinguishing industrial imprint on the terrain. The mingling of this human record with the majestic native woodlands constitutes a motif that is central to my work.
Topography and specificity of place are also important to my work. I often use landmarks such as roads, waterways or other "named" sites in my titles. While the natural effects of light and air are essential to landscape representation, I still consider my primary subject to be the place. My process typically begins with the consideration of a site that is in some way memorable, usually a place you can find on the map.