Growing up on the south coast of Massachusetts, I spent my free time outdoors. There was a lot of time to observe nature. Nature was and is magical to me, and became my inspiration to draw and paint. I strive to capture the mood, emotion and luminosity of nature in my contemporary landscape paintings. The woods, fields, rivers,skies, coastline and seasons of New England are a constant source of inspiration. I am drawn to places that seem untouched by man, that look as though they have been there forever When I feel I have made a connection, conveyed a mood, caught the sunlight all is right with the world.