My work almost always relates to the natural world. Frequently, I include animals — horses, foxes, wolves, birds, and polar bears among others. Why animals? I really get a kick out of seeing them come to life on the canvas.

I especially enjoy painting large (around the 5′ range) and I usually like to begin with just a rough idea. Some of the paintings go through drastic changes over weeks and sometimes months. The surface texture becomes a record of the journey of the painting and the struggle sometimes to bring it to completion. Multiple layers of opaque and/or transparent paint gives these paintings an added richness. In contrast, the small works are painted alla prima.