The inspiration for my painting comes from the rhythms of nature, from the color and light of the natural world. Much of my work explores the extraordinary light and landscape of New Mexico. Using color to suggest the energy of life, I address both grand expanses of land and sky, as well as the more intimate, domestic spaces of farms and gardens.
Among my frequent subjects are the farmers of Albuquerque's North Valley, and the workers in Monet's garden at Giverny. I am interested in the gardener at work, the figure as a part of the landscape, man in harmony with nature. The gardeners' labors are cyclical and meditative, suggesting care and constancy, as well as reverence for the land.
I grew up in Southern California and studied art at Brown University, and the Rhode Island School of Design. I share a studio with my wife, artist Cynthia Wister.