I paint to evoke a sensory feeling associated with place, nature and experience - often centering on some aspect of the Maine coast, where I’ve lived most of my life. Paintings become complete if they reach a point of evoking an experiential feeling, with multiple viewers connecting with their own individualized interpretation. I enjoy combining the spontaneity of physical expression with reflective development, and using large canvases so you fall into the work, with details that unfold the closer you get. This is achieved by using a combination of old techniques of glazing and layering while also incorporating contemporary staining, field, splatter, and experimental bold color techniques. The bubbling found in many paintings is one that I’ve developed over the last six years, and it moves in and out of my work. I paint, reworking the piece until the work resonates a feeling of wonder that I enjoy.