ARTIST STATEMENT: My paintings are landscapes that twist and turn, toss around and split apart. Sometimes they merge into sky or water, or disappear off the edge of a cliff. Flooding is a regular occurrence. I view the painting process as a portal to my interior life and responses to environmental and global events; it has evolved out of a deep fascination with the metaphor of landscape and the expressive possibilities of oil paint. In moving paint over and around a surface, weather and geological processes become agents of change, acting on landforms that are repositories of memory and accumulated experience. I meander through a landscape versus describing it, and capture not a moment but a process — forms, elements and events, moving and changing over time.