artist statement

   Over the years I have used many different mediums, but recently I paint with watercolors or oils. I have been painting mostly landscapes of my travels, both near and far. The landscapes have become more soulful and serene with time. I enjoy  working directly from nature when possible, but I also use reference materials and memories of places I have been.  I enjoy using bold colors and loose strokes, occationally with a palette knife to create texture and light. I would describe my style as  contemporary, with an impressionistic, expressionistic take on realism.

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