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I have always painted nature. For me, there was never a need to search for a subject. ( My first exhibited work Tree, painted at the age of five, was part of a traveling exhibition of children’s art that the Philadelphia Museum of Art curated). My search has always been for particular locations, places that begged recording.
Painting alongside fields, in woods, at stream’s edge, in solitary places, it is the dynamic rhythms of nature, its changing lights, and weather that engage me. I find a kinship with a long tradition of painters like Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, and Georgia O’Keeffe, who found a source for personal works in the landscape. For me, as for them, nature is the source of art. I try to bring to life in my paintings an equivalent of the intensity that I find there.
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