When I first I started painting I was drawn to Landscapes, inspired by the Impressionists. Color and light drew me more than strict representation, although my technical drawing classes in high school laid the foundation for several nearly photographic landscapes – every now and then, I need to do one. An impressionist perspective focuses more on the feeling of a place rather than its exact features. And the older I’ve become the more I paint a scene simply from my heart, my imagination, and as the painting unfolds the more it feels like its not coming from me but from the image that wants to emerge. Landscapes are inner and outer.