This series of paintings were inspired first by the birds nesting on our front porch. Second, I have a deep concern for the environment and wanted to create a record of some of the birds I love. Another goal with the bird paintings was to create a tension and mystery between a somewhat abstract background and a tighter foreground thus expressing our present tension with the environmental challenges we are currently experiencing.
I also paint atmospheric impressions of the sky and the effect is has on the landscape and my perception of the effect. I attempt to express the emotion I feel when I see the sky and the changing light in these paintings.