My landscape paintings depict what I call urban nature.
I believe that our lives are enriched by a heightened appreciation for our environment, and in a new awareness of natural forces, even in our most densely populated urban areas. The paintings are set in places that are suffused with the presence of both man and nature. I seek to explore the margins where these two forces meet, with the result that suddenly these little-noticed corners of the landscape assume a new significance.
Some are as simple as the juxtaposition of a wooded area or garden with a building or road. Others celebrate the tug-of-war that takes place between what is built and what nature reclaims. These places are seen and depicted as as beautiful, and their beauty is a result of the forces that are acting upon them—the potent forces of the elements versus man’s desire to shape and control the urban landscape.