Most of my paintings are influenced by the interplay of the natural world and man-made. I am attracted to random and microscopic patterns in both. I take photographs and then manipulate the digital captures. This allows me to crop the image, play with the color and quality of light.
My Sandhill crane series has evolved from witnessing the annual Spring migration of the cranes and their stop over on the Platte River in Nebraska. Taking a closer look at these birds and their dependence on human intervention to protect their habitats has had a profound impact on the way I view my place in the world. I try to give voice to my emotional response to this magnificent event and express flight, quietness, speed, grace, color and light, masses and a unison call.