Landscapes emanate energy from structures, people, animals and spirits which have passed through the space. Long after the physical scape has changed and nature has reclaimed its turf, we may still be compelled to objectify a scene, name it, and impose our own experience upon it in an attempt to prove that we belong, that we come from somewhere. My obsession is with applications of color and layers of paint to convey these remnants of time. Each painting develops itself from a chosen palette and a few initial marks. The compositions which follow assert themselves gradually until the theme, place and story is told in completion. It is my desire that the viewer project the final details onto a painting so that each piece may belong to anyone who feels a kinship with it.