‘Why, if you are interested in the country only for the sake of painting it, you’ll never learn to see the country.’
‘But that’s just how a real artist is interested in the country.’
‘No. You’re forgetting,’ said the spirit. ‘That was not how you began. Light itself was your first love: you loved paint only as a means of telling about light.’ 
- c.s. lewis, the great divorce 

to rest my hand on the shoulder of a moment or a facet of life on earth - 

to look it in the eye and nod in recognition and honor of its existence - is what i aim to do with my paintings. 

i aim to capture not the outlines, but the essence of the country, or of your brother or mine, or of grief, or of the moment in the car or of the character of a city-

to engage a piece of life on earth in a conversation, drawing to the surface its true self and celebrating its beauty. 

i paint to tell about